Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Humberstone's Magic Piano

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HUMBERSTONE'S MAGIC PIANO (S4x32) 4C set John W Mitchell Whetherly Book 23

1- 8 1s and 4s cross RH, cast in 1 place (2s and 3s step up/down) and 1s+4s dance LH across to face corner (person they cast round)
9-16 "Double turn Corner, Partner, Corner, Partner":-
' 9-10 1s+4s turn corner RH,
' 11-12 1s+4s dance LH across ½ way to face diagonally opposite corners,
' 13-14 1s+4s turn corner RH,
' 15-16 1s+4s dance LH across ½ way to face original corner
17-24 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
25-32 All join hands on sides and set (Highland Schottische); 1s+4s dance ½ R&L

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

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