Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Good Friends

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GOOD FRIENDS (J4x32) 4C set Leslie Broughton Highlander Collection vol 1
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance ½ R&L, 1s+4s advance and ½ turn RH into prom hold to face out (1s facing Ladies' side and 4s facing Men's side) while 2s and 3s cross RH and set to partner
9-16 1s and 4s dance RSh reels of 3 on sides (1s RSh to 3M and 4s RSh to 2L) and end facing out
17-20 1s and 4s separate and cast to ends to meet other partner and face down/up (between end couples) while end couples (2s+3s) cross RH and set
21-24 1s+4s adv, turn partner 1½ times to prom hold facing out side (as before) while 2s+3s turn RH 1½ on sides
25-32 1s and 4s dance LSh reels of 3 on sides (1s LSh to 2L and 4s LSh to 3L) and end Men crossing partner over to other side. 24(1)(3)

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

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