Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dance Of Love

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Dance of Love
Aymeric Fromherz  
Strathspey   3 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   3 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   1s 2s 3s turn partner halfway by the right, release hands, pull right shoulder back and dance out to partner's place, finishing facing clockwise;

  5-8   1s2s3s chase clockwise halfway to finish 3s2s1s on own sides;

  9-16 2s1s dance the tourbillon, finishing 3s1s2s;

17-24 1s dance the figure of love:

17-20 1L cross up, 1M down into half figures of 8 across, finishing by meeting in the centre of the dance and briefly touching both hands;

21-24 pulling left shoulder back, 1L cast, 1M cast up, into half figures of 8 across, finishing in 2nd place on own sides;

25-32 3s1L 1M2s reels of 3 across, 1s giving left shoulder to first corner to start, finishing 3s1s2s.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

17-24 In the figure of love, 1L 1M follow overlapping paths, each shaped like a heart, as is particularly clearly shown in Keith Rose's crib diagram.

    -20 Touching hands should be graceful, in keeping with the dance tempo and name; a boisterous "high 5" would be completely inappropriate.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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