Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Courtship

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE COURTSHIP (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Amanda Peart Sunday Class Book 2

1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance Inveran Reels
9-16 1s cross RH, cast (2s step up) to face 2nd corners. 1s+2nd corners dance Pass and Gypsy Turn
' 13-16 1s dance RSh around corner positions back into centre while corners dance round each other with RSh Gypsy Turn
17-24 1s dance round each with RSh Gypsy Turn to face 1st corners. 1s+1st corners dance Pass and Gypsy Turn. 1s turn RH into prom hold facing 1M place
25-32 1s dance ½ reel of 3 on Men's side (1s+2M pass RSh). 1s dance ½ reel of 3 on Ladies' side (1s+3L pass RSh). 1s end in centre facing up, 2s+3s dance in ready for...
33-40 3s+1s+2s dance Allemande

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Instruction Videos

The Courtship - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Pass And Gypsy Turn - Information Video

Courtship Painting Image
"Die Schäfer (Fêtes galantes)" Antoine Watteau (1684-1721), Oil On Canvas, c. 1717

Image Copyright Antoine Watteau [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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