Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Janet's Delight

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Janet's Delight
Mrs Douglas Winchester (Maidie Logie Robertson)
Waltz   8+96 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Square Set
In the 8-bar introduction, acknowledge partner, second corner, opposite and first corner in turn, finishing facing in.
Part I:

  1-4   Taking hands, all advance and retire, finishing facing partner;

  5-8   all dos-à-dos with partner, finishing facing in;

  9-12 taking hands, all advance and retire, finishing facing first corner;

13-16 all reverse dos-à-dos (pass by the left to start) with first corner, finishing facing in;

17-32 repeat bars 1-16.

Part II:

33-34 Ls dance ¼ right hands across and release hold;

35-36 Ls turn next M clockwise (second corner) by the left;

37-38 Ls dance ¼ right hands across and release hold;

39-40 Ls turn next M clockwise (opposite) by the left;

41-42 Ls dance ¼ right hands across and release hold;

43-44 Ls turn next M clockwise (first corner) by the left;

45-46 Ls dance ¼ right hands across and release hold;

47-48 Ls turn next M clockwise (partner) halfway by the left, finishing facing anticlockwise in promenade hold.

Part III:

49-50 All promenade one place anticlockwise;

51-52 retaining hold, all turn partner halfway, finishing facing anticlockwise, L on M's left;

53-54 all promenade one place anticlockwise;

55-56 retaining hold, all turn partner halfway, finishing facing anticlockwise, L on M's right;

57-64 repeat bars 49-56, finishing in places, facing in.

Part IV:

65-66 Taking hands, all advance and retire, finishing facing first corner;

67-68 taking both hands, Mn turn L on left (first corner) into partner's place, all finishing facing in;

69-70 taking hands, all advance and retire, Mn finishing facing L in first corner position;

71-72 taking both hands, Mn turn L on left (opposite) into partner's place, all finishing facing in;

73-74 taking hands, all advance and retire, Mn finishing facing L in first corner position;

75-76 taking both hands, Mn turn L on left (second corner) into partner's place, all finishing facing in;

77-78 taking hands, all advance and retire, Mn finishing facing L in first corner position;

79-80 taking both hands, Mn turn L on left (partner), finishing in waltz hold facing anticlockwise.

Part V:

81-96 All couples waltz anticlockwise around the set, finishing with bow and curtsey.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

  1-32   4 bars for each advance and retire in Part I.

65-80   Only 2 bars for each advance and retire in Part IV.


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