Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Happy Smile

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HAPPY SMILE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Mayumi Nagmine Saitama 10th Ann. Collection

1- 4 1L+2M dance small clockwise loops in own place (left and forward to start) passing LSh in middle and 1L dances down to 2nd place, 2M up to 1st place while 1M+2L set, turn ¾ RH and retain hands
5- 8 2s+1s dance RH across, 2s end in 1st place as 1s pull back RSh to end BtoB in middle facing own sides
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance Double Triangles but bars 15-16 1M+2L and 1L+3M turn LH into lines of 3 across
17-24 Reels of 3 across (1M+2M and 1L+3L pass RSh) ending in lines of 3 across again, facing down/up
25-32 Set&Link for 3. 2s+1s+3s set and cross RH

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Happy Smile
Mahākāśyapa Smiling At The Lotus Flower, By Hishida Shunso, Nihonga Style, 1897

Image copyright Hishida Shunso / CC0, via Wikimedia.

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