Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Festival Fling

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FESTIVAL FLING (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Lily Davison RSCDS Book 44

1- 8 1s set, cross RH, cast 2 places and dance up to face 1st corners
9-12 1s set to 1st corner and change places RH with 1st corner persons passing LSh to face 2nd corners (M facing M and L facing L)
13-16 Original 1st corner persons set to 2nd corners and change places RH with 2nd corners passing LSh to face 1st corner (M facing M and L facing L)
17-20 Original 2nd corner persons set to 1st corners (1s), change places RH and 1s end facing opposite sides as for double triangles
21-24 All set, corner persons chase 1 place clockwise while 1s pas-de-basque round each other to face down (Man with partner on left)
25-32 1s dance down between 3s, cast up to 2nd place, dance up between 2s and cast to 2nd place

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

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This dance was titled Festival Fling to reflect the fun and frolics to be found at the Edinburgh Festival.

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Festival Fling - Edinburgh Festival

Image Copyright Debs from England (Edinburgh Festival 2008) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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