Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dance With Me?

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DANCE WITH ME? (J4x32) 4C set Maggie and Duncan Keppie A Dozen Dances

1- 8 All Ladies advance and retire, all Men repeat
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across and LH back
17-24 All set twice, 1s cast to the bottom as others step up
25-32 1s dance Fig of 8 around couple above them

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

Dance With Me?
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 6: A Dozen Dances
3x32 4x32 5x32 bar Jig
3/4/5-couple dance in 3/4/5-couple longways set

  1-4   ALL WOMEN ADVANCE AND RETIRE: nearer hands joined;

  5-8   ALL MEN ADVANCE AND RETIRE: nearer hands joined;

  9-16 WHEELS: 1st and 2nd couple dance right hands across and back with left hands across;

17-20 ALL SET TWICE: nearer hands joined;

21-24 CAST TO BOTTOM: 1st couple cast off to bottom as others step up on bars 21-22;

25-32 FIGURE OF 8: 1st couple dances a figure of 8 around the couple above them.

Repeat with new top couple.

(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance With Me?
Dance With Me?
"Dorothea and Francesca" Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942), Oil On Canvas, 1898

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Image copyright Cecilia Beaux, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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