Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Dance For Maisondieu

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A DANCE FOR MAISONDIEU (J4x32) 4C set Mary Gardner Angus Book

1- 8 1s and 2s slip down and back
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across and LH back
17-24 1s turn RH and cast to bottom
25-32 All circle 8H round and back

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This jig, A Dance For Maisondieu, was devised for the pupils of Maisondieu Primary School in Brechin, Angus, Scotland.

The school is named after a mediaeval hospital, founded around 1265 in Brechin, called Maison Dieu.

Dance For Maisondieu Painting Image
A Dance For Maisondieu
"Dorothea and Francesca" Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942), Oil On Canvas, 1898


Image Copyright Cecilia Beaux [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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