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Johnnie's Welcome Hame

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JOHNNIE'S WELCOME HAME (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Neil M Grant RSCDS Book 32

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, cross RH, set and cross back RH
9-20 1s+2s+3s dance 3 couple R&L
21-24 1s cast 1 place on own side to end in diagonal line (RH with 1st corners and LH to partner)
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance the Spoke:-
' Balance-in-Line with 1st corners, then with 2nd corners, then with 3rd corners and 4th corners
33-40 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 1st corners LSh to meet in the centre and turn 1½ times LH to 2nd place own sides. 213

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


Johnnie's Welcome Hame
Neil M Grant   RSCDS Book 32
Reel   8 x 40 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s2s3s set and cross by the right;

  5-8   repeat bars 1-4;

  9-20 1s2s3s rights and lefts for 3 couples, 1s finishing facing out;

  9-10 1s 2s 3s cross by the right;

11-12 1M (in 1L's position) and 3L (in 3M's position) cross by the left diagonally WHILE 2L3L (on M's side) and 2M3M (on Ls' side) cross by the left;

13-20 repeat bars 9-12 twice from the same positions (different dancers), all finishing in original places;

21-24 1s cast, finishing left hands joined and take first corners' right hands in balance position;

25-32 2s1s3s dance the spoke, 1s finishing facing first corners:

25-25 on the right foot step of pas-de-basque, WHILE second corners set facing each other, 1s dance the first bar of balance-in-line with first corners;

26-26 on the left foot step of pas-de-basque, WHILE second corners set facing each other, 1s turn by the left ¼ to finish by taking second corners' right hands in balance position;

27-28 repeat bars 25-26 from new positions (1s balancing with second corners, first corners setting facing each other);

29-30 repeat bars 25-26 from new positions (1s balancing with partner's first corners, second corners setting facing each other);

31-32 1s balance-in-line with partner's second corners, first corners setting facing each other;

33-36 1s, giving left shoulders to first corners, dance half figures of 8 across;

37-40 1s turn by the left 1½ times, finishing 2s1s3s.

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

Dance Notes

11-20 Dancers crossing diagonally between 1L's and 3M's positions must move especially quickly.

37-40 In the 2nd, 4th and 6th repeats, 1s move down as they turn, finishing in 4th place of the full set so that 3s are in the correct place for bar 1 of the next repeat.


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