Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

High Close Lassies

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HIGH CLOSE LASSIES (R4x40) 4C set Bill Forbes Craigievar Book 1

1- 8 All four Men dance across and pass RSh round partners, dance down to bottom and up on own sides to new places (reverse order)
9-16 4M+1L ½ turn RH, lead down to bottom and cast on opposite sides to top, cross RH to place as 1M+4L cross, cast to top, lead down and cross to place
17-24 All circle 8H round and back
25-32 1L+2L, 3L+4L, 4M+3M, 2M+1M set and ½ turn 2H, centre dancers (1s+4s) turn right about to face each other on sides, set and ½ turn 2H
33-40 All four Ladies dance across and pass RSh round opposite Man, cast up, cross and dance down own sides to end 3142

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

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