Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Chiltern Chase

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CHILTERN CHASE (J4x40) Sq.Set John Reeve Berkhamstead Diamond Collection

1- 8 Men LH ¾ across to new place. Ladies ¾ RH across to new place facing out
9-16 All dance 8 bars of Schiehallion reels (½ round set)
17-20 Men dance across set (brief RH across in centre) and dance RSh round partner to end facing in on Ladies' Left (all 1 place clockwise round from start)
21-32 "The Chiltern Chain":-
' 2s+4s (top and bottom place) dance R&L (8 bars), then stand 4 bars while
' 1s+3s (side couples) set, dance ½ R&L, set, dance ½ R&L
33-40 All take Allemande hold and promenade clockwise once round. 4123
Repeat 3 times and end by Men bringing partner into centre, retaining RH for bow/curtsey

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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