Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Coral Wedding

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Coral Wedding (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Lewis N Derrick 1985

1-4 The 1st couple set to one another and cross over giving right hands
5-8 The 1st and 2nd women set to one another, on the diagonal, and change places giving left hands
9-12 The 1st and 2nd couples face partners up and down the dance, set and change places giving right hands
13-16 The 1st and 2nd men set to one another, on the diagonal, and change places giving left hands
17-20 The 2nd couple set to one another and cross over giving right hands
21-24 The 1st and 2nd couples turn partners once round by the right hand
25-32 The 1st and 2nd couples change places with pousette

Repeat having passed a couple.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick 2020)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This dance, The Coral Wedding, was devised for Connie and Gus Clark on their 35th Wedding Anniversary (the dance was originally subtitled The Reel of the 35th).
Suggested tune: Family Pride.

Devised November, 1985; first published 1987; republished electronically 2020.

Copyright 1985, 1987, 2020 Lewis N. Derrick.



Dance information from The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Books, Volume 1, The McGhie's Fancy and Other Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.

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