Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Happy Couple (Avery)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE HAPPY COUPLE (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Peter Avery Newcastle Half Century Book

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast (2s step up), 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 up round 2s, finishing in prom hold facing 2L
9-16 1s+2s dance reel of 3 across (1s pass 2L RSh). 1s finish facing 3L
17-24 1s+3s dance reel of 3 across (1s pass 3L LSh), 1s finish in centre facing Ladies' side, drop RH
25-32 1s dance out between 2L and 3L, cross LH, cast back into centre and turn RH 1¼ to finish facing up nearer hands joined while 2s+3s set twice and turn partner RH, finishing 2 hands joined in centre making two arches
33-40 1s dance up between 2s, cast, dance down between 3s and cast up to 2nd place. 2s and 3s step back to sidelines end bar 40. 213

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


Dance Information

Also see the dance Happy Couple (Mitchell) by John W Mitchell.

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