Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Four Score Square

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FOUR SCORE SQUARE (S80) Sq.Set Irene van Maarseveen Many Happy Hours: Pretoria 35th

1- 8 1M+3L dance Fig of 8 round 2s while 1L+3M dance Fig of 8 round 4s
9-16 1s+3s in prom hold with partner dance ¾ RSh round each other, 1s dance LSh round 4s, 3s LSh round 2s to opposite sides. 3214
17-24 2s+4s repeat 1-8 dancing Fig of 8 round 3s/1s
25-32 2s+4s repeat 9-16 to end all opposite starting positions. 3412
33-40 All circle 8H round and back and face partner
41-48 Interlocking reels of 4 (pass partner LSh to start), all turn partner ¾ LH so Ladies in centre facing clockwise
49-56 Ladies dance ½ RH across while Men dance anticlockwise ¼ round, Ladies turn nearest Man ½ LH; Men in centre face clockwise and dance ½ RH across while Ladies dance anticlockwise ¼ round and all turn partner ½ LH (Ladies back in centre)
57-64 Repeat 49-56, finish with Ladies BtoB in centre facing partner (all Men in original places)
65-72 All petronella turn, ½ turn partner 2H; all petronella turn, ½ turn partner 2H to finish in prom hold facing anticlockwise
73-80 All promenade round

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

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