Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HERSELF (S3x32) 2 couples + Lady (Herself) Elizabeth Lee Barnes Kaleidoscope
2 couple set with an additional Lady in centre and 2nd couple on opposite sides
On opening chord all bow or curtsey toward the centre Lady (Herself) who curtsies toward top of the set.

1-16 Herself dances 4x½ diagonal reels of 3 giving RSh to 1L to start
17-24 Herself dances RH across with 1s and then LH across with 2s and end joining nearer hand with 1M facing down and 2M on her left (no hands)
25-32 Herself with 1M and 2M dance down for 2 bars and return in 'Triumph', Men dance back to places while Herself changes place RH with 1L who changes places LH with 2L who becomes the new Herself

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

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