Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ELLISLAND (S4x32) Sq.Set Jackie Johnstone

1- 8 Men dance LH across ½ way, dance all the way round opposite Lady RSh and dance anticlockwise round set to original places
9-16 All dance Pass&Turn Grand Chain [RH to partner, LH to next Dancer, RH turn with next Dancer (opposite partner) and back LH, turn partner left hands joined to original places
17-24 Join hands in circle and set Highland Schottische, Ladies cast clockwise behind partners and turn next Man LH to end beside him on his right
25-32 All Set&Link with new Partner to end in corners with next Partner, Set&Link again to end in Sq.Set with another new Partner
(Ladies progress 2 places clockwise and Men 1 place anticlockwise each 32 bars)

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

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Ellisland Farm and museum lies about 6.5 mi/10.4 km northwest of Dumfries, Scotland. Robert Burns built, lived and farmed at Ellisland from 1788 to 1791.

Ellisland Farm
Ellisland Farm In The Time Of Robert Burns

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