Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Hand In Hand

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HAND IN HAND (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Minnie Bänninger RSCDS Book 44

1- 8 1s dance in (touch nearer hands) and cast 1 place, dance down between 3s and cast up to 2nd places own sides (2s step up 3-4)
9-16 1s turn 1st corners RH and pass RSh to face 2nd corners, turn 2nd corners RH and pass RSh to 2nd place own side facing out
17-20 1M casts up into middle while 1L casts down into middle facing partner and set while 2s+3s advance on diagonal to form circle and set pulling back RSh to face out
21-24 2s+3s dance out to 1st/3rd places, face in and set while 1s dance RSh round each other to end 1M between 2s and 1L between 3s facing opposite sides
25-32 1s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 across (1M+2s, 1L+3s). Bar 27-28 1s turn RH and dance ½ RSh reel of 3 with other couple ending in 2nd places own sides

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

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Hand In Hand - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

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This reel, Hand In Hand, was devised in 2002 for Julia and Kat.
Carved Angels Hand-In-Hand

Image copyright Richard Croft under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

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