Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Hillcrest's Ruby Gem

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HILLCREST'S RUBY GEM (S4x32) Sq.Set Carole Skinner Set & Link (Toronto) 2016

1- 8 All ½ turn corner RH, turn next LH once round, ½ turn corner RH and turn partner LH. Men face out
9-16 Interlocking Ladies' Chain (Ladies ½ RH across in centre)
17-24 Set, Link and Progress:
   17-20 All Set&Link with partner, Men moving in and to right to BtoB in centre facing next place anticlockwise, Ladies outside original place facing in
   21-24 All set to 'new partner' and turn 1¼ 2H (Ladies now in partner's place, 'new partner' on right)
25-32 Set, Link and Progress:
   25-28 All Set&Link with partner, Ladies moving in and to right to BtoB in centre facing next place anticlockwise (original partner), Men outside place facing in
29-32 All set to partner and turn 1¼ 2H. 2341

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


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Hillcrest's Ruby Gem - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

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Devised by Carole Skinner for Jean Noble who runs Hillcrest Social Group, which has been going for 40 years.

Dance information by Rob Lockhart, All Rights Reserved, 2017.

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