Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Handsel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE HANDSEL (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Mervyn C Short 12 SCDs

1- 8 1L+2L turn LH while 1M+2M turn RH, 1s followed by 2s dance down between 3s and cast to original places
9-16 1s+2s set and 1s cross down RH to 2nd place to face out while 2c cast up to top. 1s cast right to end between 3s/2s facing opposite sides
17-24 1s dance RSh reels of 3 across
25-32 1s set and petronella turn to 2nd place opposite sides, 1s dance ½ Figs of 8 eight round 3s

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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