Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Chalmers Hall

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CHALMERS HALL (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Heather Knox The Double H Collection

1-8 1s dance Inveran Reels with 2s+3s, 1s finish in centre facing down, 3s up
9-16 1s+3s set and dance ½ RH across, dance up, cross RH 3s to 3rd place, 1s to 2nd place, 2s step up on bars 15-16
17-24 1s cross RH, dance round 1st corner position, 1s cross RH up/down and dance round 2nd corner position to 2nd place opposite sides while 2s+3s set cross RH, set change RH on sides
25-32 3s+1s+2s Chase ½ way to own side and all turn right hands

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Heather A Knox, 1998)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This dance, Chalmers Hall is named after Chalmers Hall in Linlithgow Bridge, West Lothian, Scotland, where Linlithgow Scottish Country Dance Club meet on a Friday night.

Chalmers Hall, together with the houses, Chalmers Buildings opposite Chalmers Hall, was built in 1907 for the benefit of paper mill workers at Loch Mill, C Chalmers and Sons Ltd. the local paper mill.

Chalmers Hall is much used by local groups.

Chalmers Hall
Chalmers Hall

Dance information reproduced here with the kind permission of Norma MacLeod, president of Linlithgow Scottish Country Dance Club, 2020.
Image copyright AlastairG under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

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