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Good Hearted Glasgow

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GOOD HEARTED GLASGOW (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Peter Knapman Guide To SCD (ex-Collins)

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast to 2nd place, turn partner LH 1¼ times to end Man facing down and Lady facing up
9-16 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s), 1s pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back to 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back. 213

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


Good Hearted Glasgow
Peter Knapman   Guide To SCD (ex-Collins Pocket Reference Book)
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   1s turn by the right and cast;

  5-8   1s turn by the left to finish side-by-side on the centre line, facing opposite sides;

  9-12 2s1L 1M3s right hands across, 1s passing giving right shoulder to finish;

13-16 2s1M 1L3s left hands across;

17-24 1s lead down the middle and back to 2nd place;

25-32 2s1s3s 6 hands round and back.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


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Good Hearted Glasgow was the name of a campaign by the Greater Glasgow Health Authority in 1988 to improve the health of the population at large by encouraging many forms of readily accessible exercise, including Scottish Country Dancing.

Peter Knapman won the competition for a relatively easy new dance to be part of the campaign. It was called The Good Hearted Glasgow Jig at the time (to differentiate it from all the other forms of exercise in that initiative) but it has always subsequently been known as Good Hearted Glasgow by the Scottish Country Dancing community.

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous settlement with city status in the United Kingdom.

Glasgow is situated on the River Clyde in Scotland's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as "Glaswegians" or "Weegies" and it is the fourth most visited city in the UK.

Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the fifteenth century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the eighteenth century. From the eighteenth century onwards, the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies.

With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels.

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