Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Early Spring

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

EARLY SPRING (S3x32) 3C set Isabel Neves World Wide Weavings

1- 8 Men dance RSh round partners; all 3 couples turn partner RH
9-16 Ladies dance LSh round partners; all 3 couples turn LH, remaining in middle facing up ready for...
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance Allemande
25-32 3s+2s dance Tourbillon
25-28 3s and 2s ½ turn partners 2H, 3M and 2L lead partners by nearer hand 1 place clockwise to end 3s on Ladies side and 2s Men's side, 3s set to 2s
29-32 3s and 2s ½ turn partners 2H and lead partners on 1 place clockwise and 2s+3s cross RH to own sides

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

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Dance Information

Early Spring is devised as a 32 Bar Strathspey For 3 Couples In A 3 Couple Set, however it can also be danced as a 4 couple dance, where the 4th couple do everything except the allemande on bars 17-24.

Devised By Isabel Neves, World Wide Weavings 2015, A Collection Of Dances Celebrating The 10th Anniversary Of RSCDS International Branch.

Early Spring
Early Spring

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