Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Golden Trilium

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE GOLDEN TRILIUM (S4x32) 3C Triangular set Olivia Roberts 50th Anniversary Book Sydney

1st figure
1- 8 All circle 6H round and back
9-16 Men dance RH across back to places, men turn partner LH
17-24 Ladies dance LH across back to places, turn partner ¾ RH into promenade hold facing clockwise (ladies on partner's right)
25-32 All promenade round, on bar 30 drop RH to face partner. Turn partner ¾ LH to places

2nd figure
1-12 Ladies' Star Chain:-
' Ladies pass in front of partners, dance RH across 2 places while Men dance into their partner's place (bars1-2). Ladies ½ LH turn Man on their right. Repeat this movement twice more
13-16 All set to partners twice
17-28 Men's Star Chain:-
' Men pass in front of partners, dance LH across 2 places, RH turn Lady on their left. Repeat this movement twice
29-32 All set to partners twice

3rd Figure
1-6 All dance Grand Chain
7- 8 All set to partners
9-16 Men dance reel of 3 (1M passes 3M RSh to start). At end Men pick up partner in promenade hold ready for...
17-24 All dance reel of 3 (1s pass 3s RSh to start)
25-32 Ladies dance reel of 3 (1L passes 2L LSh to start). At end Ladies pick up partners in promenade hold ready for...

4th Figure
1-6 All promenade round clockwise, on bar 6 drop right hands to face partners (Ladies with back to centre)
7- 8 All turn partner ¾ LH to place
9-16 Ladies dance LH across back to places, turn partners RH
17-24 Men dance RH across back to places, turn partners LH
25-32 All circle 6H round and back

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



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