Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Hay's Australian Ladies

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

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

1- 8 1s+2s and 3s+4s Set&Link; 2s+1s and 4s+3s Set&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)

Dance Information

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

Australian Ladies Image
Australian Ladies, Queensland, Australia, 1952

Image Copyright State Library of Queensland, Australia [No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons.

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