Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

John And Ruth's Ruby Wedding

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

JOHN AND RUTH'S RUBY WEDDING (S80) Sq.Set Ian Shepherd, 2016

1- 8 All dance Grand Chain
9-16 1s+3s in prom hold dance round each other (Men pass LSh) to opposite sides; 1s+3s dance ½ R&L
17-24 2s+4s repeat 9-16
25-32 "Crescent Reels" across:-
' 1s+2L+4M also 3s+2M+4L dance reels of 4 across (1s+3s pass LSh to start)
33-40 "Crescent Reels" up/down:-
' 2s+1M+3L also 4s+1L+3M dance reels of 4 up/down set (2s+4s pass LSh to start)
41-48 All Set&Link; all turn corner 1½ 2H
49-56 All Advance with new corner (2 bars), Retire with person originally opposite (1M+3L, 2L+4M, etc); Ladies petronella turn into centre facing out and all set
57-64 All dance intersecting reels of 4 (LH across in centre)
65-72 Ladies continue ½ LH across to face partner while Men set (2 bars), all turn partner RH into prom hold facing clockwise (4 bars) and all promenade back to original places
73-80 All circle 8H round and back. Finish with Ladies in centre facing partner for bow/curtsey

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams



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