Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Fours To The Fore

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FOURS TO THE FORE (R4x40) 4C set S Gibson

1- 8 4s dance up to top (nearer hands joined) 1s+2s+3s join hands and step down bars 3-4, 4s Set&Cast to 2nd place (1s step up 7-8)
9-16 4s dance RH across (4M with 2s, 4L with 1s), 4s pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple and pass LSh to face 1st corners
17-24 4s turn 1st corners LH pass partner RSh to face 3rd corners, turn 3rd corners RH and turn right about to face 2nd corners
25-32 4s turn 2nd corners LH pass partner RSh to face 4th corners, turn 4th corners RH and finish in middle (for Poussette) as 1s step in
33-40 1s+4s dance Allepousse:
   1s dance normal Allemande as 4s Poussette to change places. 4123

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

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