Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Gentle Shepherd

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE GENTLE SHEPHERD (J4x32) 4C set RSCDS Book 17

1- 8 1s cross down, set to 3s, 1M+3L lead up behind 2L and into centre as 1L+3M lead down behind 4M into centre
9-16 1M+3L also 3M+1L advance 2 steps down/up and Men lead own partner to original places (by facing out turning round to left), 1s+2s+3s turn LH ready for...
17-24 1s+2s+3s Promenade
25-32 1s cast 2 places, lead up the middle to top and cast to bottom

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Gentle Shepherd Painting Image
Gentle Shepherd
"The Highland Shepherd" Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899), Oil On Canvas, c. 1859


Image Copyright Rosa Bonheur [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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