Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Half-Century

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE HALF-CENTURY (J3x40) 3C set Pat Stanaway Harwell Caledonian Society 1948-1998

1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance Grand Chain
9-16 1L+2M cross RH, 1M+2L cross RH, 1L+3L cross RH, 1M+3M cross RH. (2)(3)(1)
17-24 1L followed by 1M cast up round 3s and cast to 2nd place (3s step down); 1s cast up round 2s and cross to 1st place own side (2s step down)
25-32 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round and back
33-40 1s+2s dance ½ RH across and set; 1s+3s dance ½ LH across and set. 231

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

Dance Information

This jig, The Half-Century, was devised for Lilian Morris who made it to the age of 50 in May 1992.

At the time, Lilian was the Harwell Caledonian Society's secretary.

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