Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Frances, Our Treasure

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Frances, Our Treasure (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Charlie Inglis 2017

1 - 4 First woman and third man turn by the right hand and finish back in place facing out
5 - 8 First woman followed by her partner dances down behind second woman to third position ending on opposite sides WHILE
Third man followed by his partner dances up behind second man to first position ending on opposite sides
9 -12 Third woman and first man turn by the left hand and finish back in place facing out
13- 16 Third woman followed by her partner dances down behind second man to original positions WHILE
First man followed by his partner dances up behind second woman to original position
17 - 24 First and second couples dance a Frances Chain:-
' 1st and 2nd couples turn partners three quarters by right hand First man and second woman turn half way by left hand WHILE
their partners dance clockwise round for two bars to meet their partner Both couples turn partner by right hand to own side having progressed
25 - 32 All three couples 6-hands round and back

Repeat from new positions

(Dance Crib compiled by Charlie Inglis, RSCDS Ottawa Branch, Leaflet, November 2017.)


Dance Notes

After second time through, 4th man, to be alert that he is required in the next time through - Charlie suggests the new 1st woman give the 'come hither' look.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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Frances, Our Treasure - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

Devised in honour of and to remember Frances Dubois, the Treasurer and avid member of the RSCDS Ottawa Branch.

MUSIC: Selection of Jigs #11, Celtic Fire in the Music - CD2, Bobby Brown and the Scottish Accent



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