Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Hummingbirds In Oldenburg

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HUMMINGBIRDS IN OLDENBURG (J40) Circle Judith Kowalczik Potters Pairs
Circle, Man has Lady on his right

1- 8 Ladies dance in front and round partner, back to place (4 bars). Men repeat
9-12 All turn partners RH, Ladies face out
13-16 Ladies dance out, cast to Right, dance in through next Lady's place (2 steps) pulling back RSh to face out while Men Adv&Ret
17-20 Repeat bars 13-16 finishing Ladies in middle, between 2 Men, facing out
21-24 All set as in Triangles, drop Left hands and all turn RH so Men are in middle, between 2 Ladies, facing out
25-32 Men repeat bars 13-20
33-40 All set as in Triangles, drop Left hands and all turn RH (3 bars) then Men turn next Lady LH (3 bars) to form circle again

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

Dance Information

The deviser created this dance as a "corners pass and turn" exercise for the Oldenburg Scottish country dancers.

"Eriocnemis Alinae In John Gould's Hummingbirds" John Gould (1804-1881), By 1849

Image copyright John Gould [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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