Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Happy Fourty

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HAPPY FOURTY (Life Begins) (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Agne Hanson Scandinavian Dance Book 1

1- 8 1s set, cast (2s step up); 1s set, cast to 3rd place (3s step up)
9-16 1s cross, cast up (3s step down); 1s cross and cast up to 1st place (2s step down)
17-20 1s+2s change places LH on side, 1s cross RH with partner;
21-24 1s+3s change places LH on sides, 3s dance down to 3rd place while 1s lead up, retain RH and join LH with 1st corners (1M swivels to face down)
25-32 1s+1st corner Balance-in-Line, 1s ¾ turn RH to join LH with 2nd corners and Balance-in-Line, 1s ½ turn RH to end BtoB facing own side
33-40 2s+1s+3s dance Double Triangles

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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