Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dingly Dell

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Dingly Dell R8x32 3 couples (4C set) Fiona MacDonald Dedicated Dancing, 2006

1 - 8 1s lead down for 3, M1 dance in front of partner, turning partner under R arm (2s step up on 3+4), 1s lead up, cross to 2nd place own side facing out, 1s turn ½ with 2s (nearer hand) into 1st place
9 - 16 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, cross R and cast to R to face each other up and down the set (M bet 2s, L bet 3s)
17 - 24 1s turn RH, reels of 3 across, M1 with 2s (RSh to L2), L1 with 3s (RSh to 3M), 1s finish in 2nd place own sides in centre facing down
25 - 28 3s make arch (nearer hands facing up) 3s dance up while 1s lead RH down under arch, 1s cross and cast up and in to face up while 3s (turning towards each other) dance down taking nearer hands to 3rd place
29 - 32 2s make arch, dance down while 1s lead RH up under arch, 1s cross, cast to 2nd place, while 2s (turning towards each other) dance back up to 1st place with nearer hands

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser Fiona MacDonald)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Also see the dance Border Ballad also by Fiona MacDonald (the same as this dance, but danced in Strathspey time - S8x32 3 couples (4C set)).

This reel, Dingly Dell, was devised for Chris and Adrian McDonald.

(Dance information from Dedicated Dancing, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Fiona MacDonald)

Dingly Dell
Dingly Dell

Published in Dedicated Dancing Collection, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Fiona MacDonald.
Image copyright Chris and Adrian McDonald, all rights reserved, 2006.

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