Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Friday The Thirteenth

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH (M-(S32+R32)) Sq.Set Jim Rae Dancing Tour
Man+2 Ladies per side

Strathspey
1- 8 All circle 12H round and back
9-16 Men dance reel of 3 with partners, giving RSh to Lady on the right
17-24 1s and 3s Adv&Ret, 1M and 3M dance DoSiDo
25-32 2s and 4s repeat bars 17-24

Reel
1- 4 1s+3s dance a modified Ladies' Chain - Ladies on the Men's right cross RH as Men dance into that Lady's place and then Men change places LH with Lady on side
5- 8 Repeat with Ladies on left crossing LH as the Men dance into their places and then Men ¾ turn opposite Lady RH (1s and 3s have changed partners)
9-16 2s+4s repeat bars 1-8
17-24 Men set and dance RH across 1½ times
25-32 Men dance LH across with own partners and all circle 12H round ½ way to right to original places

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


Dance Notes

Variation - Bars 17-32 - Men set advancing and dance RH across ½ way, Men dance LH across with own partners. All set, circle 12H round to the left and set

Dance Information

Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition.

It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday, which happens at least once every year but can occur up to three times in the same year.

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Friday The Thirteenth


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