Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

La Maitresse

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LA MAITRESSE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) M Ball Southport 1

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place and dance ½ Fig of 8 (Lady round 2s and Man round 3s)
9-16 1s set, turn ¾ 2H to end BtoB (1L facing up), 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s)
17-24 1s dance ½ LSh reel of 3 on own sides (1L gives LSh to 3L, 1M to 2M) and ½ reels of 3 across set (1M gives RSh to 3L, 1L to 2M)
25-32 3s+1s+2s set, 3s dance in, cast 1 place and cross down to own place while 1s lead up, Cross&Cast to 2nd place while 2s dance in, cast up and cross to own side, 2s+1s+3s set

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

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