Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Donald's Gain

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DONALD'S GAIN (R5x32) 5C Sq.Set Peter Hastings Acme Collection
5s in centre, 5M with back to 4s faces partner across the set

1- 8 5s dance LH across (5M with 1s and 5L with 3s), pass LSh and dance RH across with other couple
9-16 5s dance RSh reels of 3 across (5L with 4M+2L and 5M with 2M+4L)
17-24 5s dance out Lady between 4s and Man between 2 and cast down, meet partner and dance up crossing between 3s to face 1s and dance ½ R&L
25-32 1s (in centre) turn RH (4 bars) and LH (4 bars) while others circle 8H round to left for 3 bars, pivot left and chase back to put 2s in top place

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

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