Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Christmas Fling

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A CHRISTMAS FLING (S5x40) 5C set John Morris Vallin Collection 1

1- 8 1s and 3s cast 1 place as 2s and 4s dance up. All 5 couples set. 1s and 3s dance ½ Fig of 8 through end couples (1s up, 3s down)
9-16 1s and 3s "loop" LSh round 3rd corner to own sides (1L+3M pass RSh). RH across (1L+2s, 1M+4s+3L, 3M+5s)
17-24 1s set, rotating to face down/out as 3s cross RH to face in/up (3M polite turn) 1s+3s dance ¾ double Fig of 8 round 4s (3s cross up, 1s dance down). End 3s in middle 2nd place. 2(3)4(1)5
25-32 2s+3s+4s dance mirror reels of 3 (2s down/out, 3s dance up, 4s cast up) while 1s+5s circle 4H round and back. All finish on sides
33-40 LH across (3L+2s, 3M+4s+1L, 1M+5s) 3s dance ½ Fig of 8 up round 2s as 1s cross down to 5th place own sides (5s step up) 1s set. 23451

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

A Christmas Fling
A Christmas Fling
"Merry Christmas (Yuletide Revels)" William Glackens (1870-1938), Black Conte Crayon... smooth pulp board, c. 1910

Image copyright William Glackens [No restrictions or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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