Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

La Russe

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LA RUSSE (R4x64) Sq.Set MMM 1

1- 8 With setting steps all pass partners RH to face partner's corner position and set, all turn corners 2H to end facing own partner
9-16 All set to partners twice and turn 2H 1½ times to end in original places
17-24 1s lead RH round inside of set anticlockwise greeting each couple
25-32 1s dance Poussette round inside of set
33-40 1s+3s cross (1s dancing between 3s) and cross back to places (3s dancing between 1s)
41-48 1s+3s repeat bars 33-40
49-56 All circle 8H round to left
57-64 All Ladies join RH in centre with partners on their left and dance once round clockwise to places

Repeat with 2s, 3s and 4s leading

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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La Russe - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
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