Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Coates Crescent

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

COATES CRESCENT (S4x40) 4C Set Dorothy Bell Starters Collection

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back. Ladies join nearer hands, Men join nearer hands
9-16 The Crescent:
 9-12 4L leads other Ladies up Men's side while 4M leads Men up Ladies' side. Men dance outside Ladies' crescent. All on opposite sidelines.
 13-16 All set and ½ turn partner RH to finish in middles ready for...
17-24 All dance Allemande
25-32 The Doorways and Gateways:
 25-28 1L+2L nearer hands joined also 3L+4L nearer hands joined dance between partners and cast behind partners and dance back to places
 29-32 1M+2M dance similar but going out partners to start, then between partners back to places.
 Bar 32 1M and 3M turn right about, 2M and 4M turn left about
33-40 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, cross down below 3s and cast to 4th place. 2341

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

Dance Information

Also see the dance EH3 7AF by Roy Goldring.
Also see the dance 12 Coates Crescent from RSCDS Book 40.

The RSCDS has its headquarters at 12 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland. EH3 7AF.

EH3 7AF - Information Video

Coates Crescent, Edinburgh
RSCDS Headquarters Coates Crescent, Edinburgh

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