Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Dancer's Dream

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A DANCER'S DREAM (S3x32) 3C set Avril Quarrie

1- 8 1s dance down (nearer hands joined) between 2s, cast up, dance down between 3s and cast up to face 1st corners
9-20 Dance to Corners and Set (12 bars):
 Couple in middle change places with corners passing RSh, corners pass RSh in middle with a ¼ turn to right to face next corner while supporting corners set (2 bars). Repeat 5 more times to end with corners in diagonally opposite place and 1s meet again in middle and pass RSh, twirl to finish BtoB (1M faces down, 1L up)
21-24 1s dance out of ends, cast to right into 2nd place own side while 3s+2s set and dance ½ RH across. 213
25-32 1s+3s dance Rose Progression:
 25-26 1M+3L set as 1L+3M change places RH
 27-28 1M+3L ½ turn RH, pull back RSh as 1L and 3M dance into partner's place
 29-30 1M+3L cast into each other's place as 1L+3M ½ turn RH, pull back RSh
 31-32 1M and 3L dance into 2nd/1st places own side as 1L and 3M cast to right to new places. 231

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

A Dancer's Dream 3 Couple Strathspey In A 3 Couple Set

1 - 4 1C giving nearer hands, dance down between 2C, and cast up around them.
5 - 8 1C dance down between 3C and cast up around them to finish facing 1st corners. 2C step up on bars 5 and 6.
9 - 20 1C dance to each corner and set. On bar 20, 1C pass each other then pull right shoulder back to finish back to back in the middle of the set, 1L facing up, 1M facing down.
21 - 24 1C dance out the ends of the set, cast to the right to finish in 2nd place own side. While 2C and 3C (corners) set and dance RH across ½ way.
25 - 32 1C and 3C dance the Rose Progression.

Rose Progression:
1L and 3M change places giving RH and stay facing out, cast to the right and dance a right hand ½ turn and a twirl on 1st corner diagonal. Meanwhile 1M and 3L set, dance a right hand ½ turn and a twirl to face in and dance straight across dance.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Avril Quarrie, 2014. Revised 2015)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

A Dancer's Dream was devised for Christiane Trefz and Ralf Bolte on the occasion of the marriage on July 26, 2014.
On their engagement, Christiane said that it was a dream to have found a partner who dances, hence the name of the dance!

The Rose Progression was devised by Rod Downey of New Zealand.

(Dance information by the deviser, Avril Quarrie)

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