Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Hay's Australian Ladies

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HAY'S AUSTRALIAN LADIES (R4x32) 4C set Alec Hay Twenty SCDs Vol 1

1- 8 1s+2s and 3s+4s set and link; 2s+1s and 4s+3s set and link. 1234
9-16 1s and 3s ½ Fig of 8 round couple below; 2s and 4s ½ Fig of 8 round couple above [All now on opposite sides (1)(2)(3)(4)]
17-24 All set, turning left on second step (Men face down, Ladies up), dance 2 slip steps to right passing partner (BtoB) and turn right about (1 pas-de-basque) (Men face up, Ladies down) and repeat back to places on opposite sides
25-32 1s cross RH and cast to 4th place while 2s+3s+4s ½ turn RH, lead up and out to next place [4 bars]. All couples turn LH. 2341

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Also see the dance The Australian Ladies (Campbell) by Robert M Campbell.

Australian Ladies
Australian Ladies, Queensland, Australia, 1952

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