Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

How Does It Start?

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HOW DOES IT START? (J4x64) 4C set Wendy Mumford

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast to 2nd place, 2s+1s set and link
9-16 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on opposite sides
17-24 1M followed by partner cast to 2nd place and crosses to own sides to dance LH across with 3s
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides (RSh to 2s to start)
33-40 1s set and 1L followed by partner casts to 3rd place and crosses to opposite sides, 1L casts up to 2nd place as 1M dances up to 2nd place opposite sides
41-64 1s repeat bars 9-32 with 3s+4s

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

Her First Dance, oil on canvas by William Quiller Orchardson
"Her First Dance" William Quiller Orchardson (1832-1910), Oil On Canvas, c. 1884

Image copyright William Quiller Orchardson / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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