A Hundred Years Since
Scottish Country Dance InstructionA HUNDRED YEARS SINCE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Peter Knapman Glasgow 100th Anniversary
1- 8 1s also 3s dance Petronella turn into the middle and set, dance a Petronella turn to the opposite side and set. (1)2(3)
9-12 1s+2s dance ½ double Fig of 8 (1s cast and 2s cross up to begin). 1s finish facing out. 1(2)(3)
13-16 1s cast to 2nd place and turn ¾ RH to finish 1L between 2s and 1M between 3s while 2s dance up to 1st place on opposite sides and set
17-22 All dance 6 bar RSh reels of 3 across (1M and 3L also 1L and 2M pass RSh to begin).1s finish in 2nd place on opposite side. (2)(1)(3)
23-24 2s+1s+3s cross RH to own sides. 213
25-32 All circle 6H round and back
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
A Hundred Years Since Devised by Peter Knapman Glasgow 100th Anniversary Number 11
32-bar reel for three couples in a four-couple longwise set
1 - 4 1st and 3rd couples, using travelling step, dance a petronella turn into the middle and set.
5 - 8 1st and 3rd couples, using travelling step, dance a petronella turn to the opposite sides and set.
9 - 12 1st and 2nd couples dance a half double figure of eight. 1st couple cast off and 2nd couple cross up to begin. 1st couple continue to face out on bar 12.
13 - 16 1st couple cast to second place on own sides and, giving right hands, turn three quarters while 2nd couple dance up to 1st place on opposite sides and set.
17 - 22 All dance reels of three across the dance.
1st man passes 3rd woman by the right and 1st woman passes 2nd man by the right to begin and finish on opposite sides in the order (2), (1), (3).
23 - 24 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples, giving right hand to partner, cross back towards own sides.
25 - 32 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples six hands round and back.
Repeat, having passed a couple.
(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Peter Knapman)
Dance NotesBars 17-24 should be danced as a continuous movement, with the dancers flowing naturally into the circle.
(Dance notes compiled by the deviser, Peter Knapman)
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
Dance InformationAs a tribute to the centenary of the RSCDS and Glasgow Branch this dance incorporates the first 8 bars of the first dance in RSCDS Book 1 and the last 8 bars from the last dance in RSCDS Book 52.
The suggested method for dancing the petronella has been taken from Lowe's Ball Conductor which was published in Glasgow in 1822 and is the earliest known description of a Petronella Turn - Lowe's instruction were 'first couple chassé round to the right and set in the middle; round to the right again and set on the sides'.
(Dance information by the deviser, Peter Knapman)
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