Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Hopeful Lovers

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE HOPEFUL LOVERS (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Iain Boyd Cairdin O't

1- 8 1s+2s circle 4H round and back
9-16 1s turn RH, cast (2s step up 11-12) and ½ turn 2H (pas-de-basque), pull back RSh to end BtoB facing opposite sides
17-24 1s dance RSh reels of 3 across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s), 1s pass LSh to face 2nd corners on sides
25-32 1s dance LSh reels of 3 on sides ending with 1s BtoB facing opposite sides
33-36 1s set (as Double Triangles) and dance round each other (pas-de-basque) to end 1M facing up and 1L facing down while 2s+3s continue setting, ending facing down/up
37-40 Repeat bars 33-36, 1s end in 2nd place own side while 2s+3s continue setting, ending facing partners

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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