Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

City Lights

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CITY LIGHTS (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Nicola Scott RSCDS Book 52

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast (2s step up), turn 1¼ LH to face 1st corners
9-12 Corners Pass and Allemande Turn:
 As Corners pass and turn except corners dance in, join RH and Lady dances under Man's arm. Lady curves out to place as Man retires.
13-16 1s in centre turn 1¼ LH to face 2nd corner positions while corners chase clockwise ½ round
17-24 Repeat 9-16 with 2nd corner positions, with 1s turning 1¾ LH to end centre LSh to LSh facing opposite sides
25-32 1L+2s and 1M+3s dance RH across; all turn partners RH (or birl) 213

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

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This jig, City Lights, was inspired by the film, City Lights, a 1931 American silent romantic comedy film written, produced, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin.

City Lights
Charlie Chaplin In City Lights

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