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

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, 1s and 3s dance DoSiDo
25-32 2s and 4s repeat bars 17-24

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

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