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
"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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