Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GLENTRUIM (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry Bankhead Book 4
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 All ½ turn partners RH, 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance ½ RH across, 2s and 3s chase clockwise ½ way while 1s and 4s dance LH across. 3142
9-16 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
17-24 1s+4s dance Western DoSiDo (note- opposite partner, not beside partner at start):
 17-18 Men set while Ladies dance in, Ladies pass each other LSh and curve to left, then turn right about to face "partner"
 19-20 All change places with "partner" LH
 21-22 Men change places with opposite Lady RH, Men pass LSh dancing back towards places while Lady dances to "partner's" place
 23-24 All turn RH into promenade hold
25-32 1L+4M (prom hold) dance reel of 3 across dance with 3s (LSh to 3M to start) while 1M+4L reel of 3 across dance with 2s (LSh to 2M) 31(4)(2)

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

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Glentruim is about 50 miles due south of Inverness, Scotland.

Looking Over GlenTruim Towards Am Binnein

Image copyright Mike Pennington under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

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