Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Clink The Glass

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Clink The Glass 32 bar reel for three couples in a three couple longwise set. Zsolt Molnar, 2016.

1-4 All 3 men advance, clink, and retire.
5-8 All 3 ladies repeat bars 1-4.
9-10 1st and 2nd couples set advancing,
11-12 1st and 2nd couples clink, set while changing hands and clink again,
13-14 1st and 2nd couples set facing each other up and down while changing hands again,
15-16 1st couple dance down the outside to 2nd place while 2nd couple dance up the middle to 1st place.
17-20 All 3 couples set and link (without giving hands).
21-24 All 3 couples advance, clink, and retire.
25-28 All 3 couples set and link (without giving hands).
29-32 All 3 couples half turn passing right shoulder to face each other, clink, and pull back by the right to dance out to place. Finish in order 3,1,2.

Repeat from new positions.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Zsolt Molnar, 2016)

Dance Notes

Whenever clink is mentioned you are just clinking your glasses together!

Crib Diagram

Clink The Glass Diagram
Clink The Glass - From A Reel Goulash 2

Dance Information

This dance, Clink The Glass, was devised by Zsolt Molnár in 2016 to celebrate the 150th Ceilidh of the Budapest Scottish Dance Club.

Clink The Glass
Clink The Glass, 1937

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Dance information from A Reel Goulash 2, Budapest Book of Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with kind permission.
Image copyright, reproduced here with kind permission.
Image copyright FOTO:FORTEPAN / Kővári Brigitta [CC BY-SA (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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