Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Happy Meeting

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE HAPPY MEETING (J8x32) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Book 29

1- 8 1M+2L cross passing RSh, dance LSh round partner, pass RSh up/down and dance RSh round standing Man/Lady (1M round 2M, 2L round 1L)
9-16 1L+2M cross passing LSh, dance RSh round partner, pass LSh up/down and dance LSh round standing Man/Lady (2M round 1M, 1L round 2L)
17-24 1s dance 4 slip step down middle, set to each other, slip step up to top and cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s advance and retire clapping on bar 28 and turn partners RH

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

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The Happy Meeting is a Scottish Country Dance of uncertain origin. It may be derived from Playford's dance of the same name from 1696. It was interpreted by the RSCDS in Book 29, 1979.

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The Greeting
"The Greeting" Walter Langley (1852-1922), Oil On Canvas, c. 1904

Image copyright Walter Langley, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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