Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Ginette d'Hénonville

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GINETTE D'HÉNONVILLE (S4x32) Sq.Set Blair Gerrie, 2020 Set&Link

1- 8 All dance Interlocking R&L (1s+3s cross RH, 2s+4s change places RH with partner on sides to start)
9-16 All chase 1 place clockwise (2 bars), turn partner 2H (2 bars); all turn corner RH (4 bars)
17-24 All dance Double Ladies' Chain (Ladies dancing ½ RH across in centre)
25-32 All circle 8H round to left (3 bars), pivot (pull back RSh); all chase anticlockwise back. 4123

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

Ginette d'Hénonville (S4x32) Sq.Set Blair Gerrie, 2020

1-8 All dance interlocking Rights and Lefts, 1C and 3C start crossing as 2C and 4C start RH on sides.
9-16 All dance on to next position clockwise (2 bars), turn partner two hands (2); all turn corners right hand once.
17-24 All dance Interlocking Ladies' Chain, Men dance out as Women ½ Right Hands Across.
25-32 All circle to left (3), pivot (pulling left shoulder back); chase counterclockwise back to progressed positions.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Blair Gerrie, 2020)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This dance, Ginette d'Hénonville, is inspired by happy memories and dedicated to Ginette Dalleré, Scottish country dancer extraordinaire, of Hénonville and Paris.

Blair and Patricia met Ginette at St Andrews Summer School in 1983. They have kept in touch all these years, and they reconnected at the Paris Branch 30th Anniversary Ball in 2014.

Hénonville is a small village in Oise, about 60 km northwest of Paris, where Ginette's family has lived for generations and where she loves to tend her beautiful garden.

Blair Gerrie And Ginette Dalleré, 2014
Blair Gerrie And Ginette Dalleré, 2014

Dance information from Set&Link, RSCDS Toronto Newsletter - September 2020, reproduced here with kind permission. Copyright Donald E.Holmes. All rights reserved.
Image copyright (cropped) Blair Gerrie And Ginette Dalleré, 2014. All rights reserved.

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