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

This dance, The Courtship, was inspired by the tune composed by Calum MacLean, John Huband's Reel.

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

Courtship
Courtship
"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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