Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Fifty Years Of Friendship

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FIFTY YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP (S4x32) Sq.Set Adrian Conrad Odd Half-Dozen

1- 4 1s and 3s set and ¾ turn partners RH into line of 4 up/down
5- 8 2s and 4s set and ¾ turn partners RH while 1s+3s dance ½ reel of 4. (All now in cross formation, Men at ends, 3214 clockwise from top)
9-12 1s and 3s continue reel of 4 while 2s and 4s dance ½ reel of 4 across (i.e. intersecting ½ reels; all Men touch LH on Bar 10, Ladies on Bar 12). End in cross formation, 1432 clockwise
13-16 1s and 3s set and ¾ turn RH to face in Ladies on left of partner
while 2s and 4s pass partners RSh (1 bar), 2M+4M turn LH (2 bars)
while 2L, 4L loop tightly and dance in to right to end on right of partner with nearer hands joined, then (1 bar) 2s and 4s pass LSh to end BtoB in line up/down, 1s facing 4s (M-M, L-L), 2s facing 3s likewise
17-24 1s+4s and 2s+3s dance "Rose Rondel" (same timing as Rondel, all arches made by dancers at ends):
 17 All couples nearer hands joined, 1s+4s also 2s+3s change places, with 1s/3s making arches for 4s/2s
 18-19 Facing out, 2L/4L pass in front of 2M/4M and dance ¼ round set to form new pairs nearer hands joined at sides facing in while 1s+3s circle 4H ½ round to left and turn sharply away from partners (Men to right, Ladies to left) to form new pairs nearer hands joined facing sides. (All now in line across, all Ladies on left: 2L+4M facing 3L+1M, 1L+3M facing 4L+2M)
 20-22 Repeat 17-19 but turned sideways, to end back with original partners nearer hands joined in line up/down, 1s/3s (in original places) facing 2s/4s (with Ladies on left), so M-M, L-L again facing.
 23-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s change places with 1s/3s making arches, turn inward to face couple just passed
25-28 2s+1s also 3s+4s dance LH across
29-32 1s dance up, 3s dance down passing 2s/4s LSh, 1L followed by 1M and 3L followed by 3M dance down/up sides to 4th/2nd place. 2341

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

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