Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Julia

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

JULIA (S4x48) 4C set J Foster St Ronan's SCD Club Innerleithen

1- 8 1L sets to 2M as 4L sets to 3M and 1L and 4L cast in 1 place as 2M and 3M cast to ends, all cross and set with partners, turning Ladies in to face partners on diagonal on 2nd setting step (Men at corners)
9-16 All dance two interlocking diagonal reels of 4 giving LH briefly in centre
17-24 All Ladies (in middle) dance ½ R&L, top and bottom couples dance ½ R&L
25-32 All Men (in middle) dance ½ LH across, all Men take promenade hold with partners and dance anticlockwise round the set for 3 places
33-40 The 2 dancers at end of Men's line set to 2 dancers in middle of Ladies' line and all cast and cross then set in pairs
41- 48 Top and bottom 2 couples dance Transverse Rondel:-
' couples on Ladies' side make arch and change places with couples opposite, cast up/down (do not cross) and turn to face up/down, couples facing down make an arch and change places with couples facing up, those dancing under the arch Cross&Cast down, those making the arch lead up. 4123

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


Dance Information

In 1953 Julia and Rod Sharp started their first Scottish Country Dance (SCD) club in Jedburgh with an intention to make Scottish country dancing fun. They also founded the Drumlanrig club in Hawick, and the St Ronan's club in Innerleithen. Julia received an RSCDS Branch Award in 2013.

Julia Image
Julia - A Renaissance Rose Introduced By Poulsen Of Denmark


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