Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Invitation Dance

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE INVITATION DANCE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring

1- 4 1M crosses (passing partner RSh) and casts 1 place as 1L dances in and follows partner to end side by side in 2nd place
5- 8 1L dances RH across with 2s while 1M dances LH across with 3s
9-16 1s in prom hold dance diagonal reel of 3 with 1st corners (start RSh to 2M)
17-24 1s in prom hold dance diagonal reel of 3 with 2nd corners (start LSh to 3M) ending in middle dancing down
25-32 1s lead down and cross below 3s and cast up to 2nd places, 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Invitation To Dance Painting Image
"Invitation To Dance" Giovanni Antonio Fasolo (1530-1572), Fresco, c. 1570

Image Copyright Giovanni Antonio Fasolo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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