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Happiness Is Scottish Country Dancing

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HAPPINESS IS SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING (H.I.S.C.D.) (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Lisbeth and Douglas Henderson SCD Archives

1- 8 1s turn RH (moving down) to end BtoB Lady facing up (2s step up), 2s+1s+3s set (Double Triangle formation), 1L+2L also 1M+3M turn RH and 1s pass RSh to end facing 1st corners
9-16 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting ending by set advancing to partner
17-24 1s turn RH to end BtoB Man facing up, 2s+1s+3s set (Double Triangle), 1M+2L also 1L+3M turn RH and 1s pass RSh to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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


Happiness Is Scottish Country Dancing
Lisbeth and Douglas Henderson   SCD Archives
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-2   2s step up and face down WHILE 1s turn ¾ by the right, moving down to finish back-to-back on the centre line, 1L facing up, 1M down WHILE 3s face up;

  3-4   2M1L2L 3M1M3L balance in lines across, finishing by releasing left hands;

  5-8   1s turn partner's second corner by the right and pass by the right to face first corners;

  9-16 1s dance hello-goodbye setting, finishing facing up and down on the centre line, right hands joined;

17-18 1s turn by the right, finishing back-to-back on the centre line, 1M facing up, 1L down;

19-20 2M1M2L 3M13L balance in lines across, finishing by releasing left hands;

21-24 1s turn second corner by the right and pass by the right to finish in 2nd place on own sides;

25-32 2s1s3s 6 hands round and back.

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


Dance Notes

  1-2   2s must be awake.

15-16 1s set advancing WHILE corners continue to set.


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