Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dr Quarrie's Birthday

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DR QUARRIE'S BIRTHDAY (S3x32) 3C set Elaine Brunken Moments in Time

1- 8 1s dance Progressive Fig of 8:-
' 1s cross RH as 2s set, 1s+2s dance ¾ double Fig of 8 with 1s casting and 2s crossing up to start
9-16 1s set, turn ¾ RH. 1s dance LH across (1L+2s at top, 1M+3s in 3rd place)
17-24 1s set, turn ¾ RH. 1s dance LH across (1M+2s at top, 1L+3s in 3rd place). 1s finish in 2nd place own side
25-32 1s+3s dance the Bourrel:-
' 25-28 1M+3L set advancing, ¾ turn 2H and twirl to end BtoB (Lady facing up and Man down) while partners chase anticlockwise to face partner
' 29-32 Set to partners and turn 2H to own sides having changed places

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

Birthday Cake Image
"The Birthday Cake" Augusta Ludwig (1834-1901)

Image Copyright Augusta Ludwig [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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