Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dalston Hall

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DALSTON HALL (S4x40) 4C set John Drewry Rondel Book

1- 8 1s cross RH, 1s+2s change places LH on sides (no polite turns), 2s+1s+3s cross RH and all 4 couples set. (2)1(3)4
9-16 2s+1s+3+4s circle 8H round and back.
17-20 1s+3s dance ½ RH across, 3s cast to place while 1s turn ½ RH moving up to 2nd place opposite side
21-24 1s+2s dance ½ LH across, 2s cast to top while 1s cross down LH to 2nd place own side facing down
25-32 2s+1s+3s+4s dance Grand Chain (1 step per hand), 4L polite turn to face in, 2M and 3M face out
33-40 1s+3s+4s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s give RSh to 3s to start) and 1s dance down to 4th place (3s+4s step up). 2341

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

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