Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Gardners' Rant

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Gardners' Rant (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Lewis N Derrick 2010

1-8 The 1st couple set, cast off one place, cross over giving right hands and cast off one place on opposite sides; the 2nd and 3rd couples, taking nearer hands on sidelines, step up on bars 7-8
9-16 The 3rd and 1st couples dance four hands round and back
17-20 Giving nearer hands, the 1st couple dance up two places and cast off to second place on opposite sides; the 3rd couple steps down on bars 19-20
21-24 Using left elbow grip, the 1st couple pivot turn one and three-quarter times to face their first corners
25-32 Passing left shoulders with their first corners to begin, the 1st couple dance reels of three across, 1st woman with 2nd couple and 1st man with 3rd couple, ending in second place, own sides

Repeat having passed a couple

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick 2020)

Dance Information

This dance, The Gardners' Rant, was devised by Lewis Derrick for Jim and Fiona Gardner.

Suggested tune: The Novelty.

Devised 2010, first published electronically 2020.

Copyright 2010, 2013, 2020 Lewis N. Derrick.

Published in The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Sheets, Collection 2.
Dance information from The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Sheets #19, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.

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