Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dancing Around

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DANCING AROUND (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry Stoneywood Collection 2

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s set, dance RH across ½ way and chase clockwise ½ way. 3412
9-16 3s+4s also 1s+2s set, dance LH across ½ way and chase anticlockwise ½ way. 1234
17-24 All set, turn 2H to end in middle (1s/3s facing down, 2s/4s facing up), 1s+2s also 3s+4s circle 4H round to left (remain in middle facing down/up)
25-28 All set advancing passing facing person, 1s+4s set advancing and pass while 2s and 3s dance to top/bottom places
29-32 4s dance up to top and cast to 2nd place while 1s dance down to bottom and cast up to 3rd place. 2413

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

The Dance
"Il Ballo" In English "The Dance";
Caption "A cheerful dance awakens love and feeds hope with lively joy." 1790

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