Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

In Balance

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

IN BALANCE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring A Reel For Alice

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast, join RH to partner and LH to 1st corners, Balance-in-Line. 1s+1st corners change places LH, 1st corners meet in centre joining RH as 1L faces down, 1M faces up
9-12 1s pass 2nd corners by Left, curve in to join RH to partner and LH to 2nd corners while 1st corners set, pass by Right and dance out to opposite corner place
13-16 1s+2nd corners Balance-in-Line, 1s+2nd corners change place LH, 2nd corners meet in centre joining RH, 1s face across dance
17-20 1s pass 1st corners person (3rd corner position) LSh, cast into centre to join LH facing opposite sides while 2nd corners set and dance to opposite corner place
21-28 All set, 1s turn ½ LH, 1M+3s (at top) and 1L+2s (3rd place) dance RH across. 1s finish on opposite sides facing clockwise
29-32 1M followed by 3M+3L and 1L followed by 2L+2M chase clockwise ½ way round to end all on own sides. 213

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

In Balance
In Balance, Balancing Rock, St. Mary's Bay, Nova Scotia, 2017

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