Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Deer Friends

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DEER FRIENDS (S8X32) 3C (4C set) Bob Anderson St Martin Collection 1
1-8 1s cross down RH, cast behind 3s, cross RH, cast up 1 place, turn ¾ LH to join RH with 3rd corners in a diagonal line
9-12 Balance-in-Line figure:
   9 All set 1 step Right, change hands so that 1s and 3rd corners take LH
   10 1s and 3rd corners ½ turn LH, retain LH and 1s join RH in middle of line
   11 All set 1 step R, 1s join LH and drop hands with corners
   12 1s ½ turn LH to face 3rd corners while corners set 1 step Left turning to face diagonally in
13-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 3rd corners, finish facing 4th corners
17-24 Repeat bars 9-16 with 4th corners, 1s crossing LH to finish in 2nd place opposite sides. (3)(1)(2)
25-32 Set&Link for 3 couples twice to finish 213 on own sides

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

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This dance, Deer Friends, was devised by Bob Anderson of Victoria British Columbia in April 2000 for Una Lenman to teach at the workshop in Red Deer, Alberta.

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