Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Keep Smiling

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

KEEP SMILING (S3x40) 3C set Kathy Lawmon, 2019

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast (2s step up), cross down LH between 3s and cast up passing LSh to face 1st corners
9-20 Dance to Corners and Set (12 bars):
 Couple in middle change places with corners passing RSh, corners pass RSh in middle with a ¼ turn to right to face next corner while supporting corners set (2 bars). Repeat 5 more times to end with corners in diagonally opposite place and 1s in 2nd place own side facing out
21-24 1s cast up 1 place (3s step down), 1s set while 3s+2s dance ½ RH across
25-32 Progressive Grand Chain:
 25-26 1s (at top) turn once round RH as 2s+3s change places RH on sides,
 27-28 2s (at bottom) turn once round LH as 1s+3s change places LH on sides,
 29-30 3s (at top) turn once round RH as 1s+2s change places RH on sides,
 31-32 1s (at bottom) turn once round LH as 2s+3s change places LH on sides
33-40 All set, pull back RSh and dance into lines of 3 across flowing into circle 6H round to left. 231

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

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