Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dick's Dram

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DICK'S DRAM (S4x32) 4C set Doris Buchanan Crystal Collection

1- 2 All set to partners
3- 6 1s+2s dance up and cast down to change places while 3s+4s dance down and cast up to change places
7- 8 1s and 4s cross RH to end in middle of set facing corners (1M and 4L turn right about)
9-16 1s+4s turn corners 2H (2 bars) and 1s+4s dance 4H round (4 bars), 1s turn 2H ½ way to end in promenade hold facing 2L (1L on 1M's right) while 4s turn 2H once round (4L on 4M's left) to end in promenade hold facing 3M
17-20 1s+2s also 4s+3s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 across
21-24 1s+4s retain promenade hold and pass each other RSh, 1s dance down and cross LH below 3s and cast into 3rd place own sides while 4s dance up, divide and cast into 2nd place own sides while 2s+3s continue reel across, back to own sides. 2413
25-32 1s and 4s dance Poussette 2413

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



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