Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Isobel's Flirty Fancy

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ISOBEL'S FLIRTY FANCY (J4x32) 4C set Sheila Bain
2 chords, 2nd chord 3s and 4s cross to opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s dance in, cast down/up 1 place (2s and 3s step down/up 3-4); 1s+4s dance RH across
9-12 2s+1s and 4s+3s dance LH across, 1L and 4L face out ready for...
13-16 1L followed by 1M casts up round 2L and dances down to 3rd/2nd place Men's side while 4L followed by 4M, casts down round 3L to 2nd/3rd place Ladies' side
17-24 1s+3L+2M dance tandem reel of 3 (LSh to 3L in 4th place) while 4s+2L+3M dance tandem reel of 3 (LSh to 2L in top place). 1s finish on the man's side, 4s finish on the ladies' side in 2nd and 3rd places
25-28 1s and 4s face diagonally in, set advancing and petronella 1 place
29-32 1s and 4s ½ turn partner RH, pull back right shoulder and dance out to sides. 24(1)(3)

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


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Dance Information

This dance, Isobel's Flirty Fancy, was devised by Sheila Bain to celebrate Isobel McMillan's retirement as teacher with the Banchory Scottish Country Dance Club.

Banchory Scottish Country Dance Club meet at Banchory (pronounced "ban kuh ree", the ch is pronounced like a k), Town Hall.

Banchory Town Hall
Banchory Town Hall


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