Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Farewell To Balfour Road

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FAREWELL TO BALFOUR ROAD (J1x96) 5C set Andrew Buxton RSCDS Book 52

1- 8 1s+2s circle 4H round and back
9-16 1s+2s Set+Link; 1s+3s Set+Link
17-24 *2s start* while 1s+4s+5s dance mirror reels of 3 on sides (1s in/down to start)
25-32 1s set, cross down RH to 4th place (4s step up); 1s set, cross down LH to 5th place (5s step up) 23451
*New top couple start every 16 bars. Repeat until 1s back in 1st place, they stand for 16 bars while 5s continue bars 17-32 ending back in 5th place*

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


Dance Notes

32 bars per couple, Canon progression, 2nd couple start on bar 17.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Instruction Videos

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Dance Information

This dance, Farewell To Balfour Road, was written for the Brighton and Hove SCD Club when they moved from Balfour School on Balfour Road to Moulsecoomb Hall.

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Balfour School On Balfour Road


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