Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Dance For Ivy

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A DANCE FOR IVY (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Brenda Burnell

1- 8 1s dance down and back to top
9-16 1s cast on own sides, in down between 3s, cast up to 2nd place and set
17-24 2s+1s+3s set, circle 6H round ¾ way into lines across (all Ladies at top) and all set
25-32 2s+1s+3s advance and retire (up/down), 1s turn RH to own sides while 2s+3s set and dance on 1 place clockwise

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

Dance Information

This reel, Dance For Ivy, was written for Ivy Lawson of Leeds RSCDS for her 79th birthday. Ivy started Scottish country dancing at a mere 75 years old. Her time on the dance floor was aided by her love of music, and previous ballroom and ceilidh dancing experience. Ivy's love of life and dancing is celebrated in this dance and in All The Eights (for her 88th birthday) and Nifty Ninety (for her 90th birthday).

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