Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Honeymoon In Scotland

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HONEYMOON IN SCOTLAND (M-4x(S16+R16) Sq.set Jim Rae To Be A Wind

1- 4 1s dance towards each other, cast off to below 3s while 4s+2s dance RH across and 3s set twice
5- 8 4s+2s circle 4H round to left while 3s turn 2H and 1s turn 1½ 2H (now in 'longways set' shape, 2L+4M at top, 2M+4L in 2nd place, 3s in 3rd place, 1s at bottom facing up)
9-10 1s lead up to top
11-12 1s turn ½ RH, while 2s dance towards each other, separate, cast to the side of square, 4s and 3s dance similar. All now in original places
13-16 All set to partner, all joined nearer hands with partner and set facing in

17-18 All set advancing to form a St Andrews cross, Men form corners facing clockwise, Ladies in centre facing anticlockwise
19-20 Ladies join LH in centre and RH to corner and all set in St Andrews cross
21-24 All Men chase clockwise ½ round while Ladies dance LH across
25-28 All turn partner RH 1½
29-32 All circle 8H ½ round to left. 4123

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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