Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Lacing The Ghillies

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LACING THE GHILLIES (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Lindsey Murrells Another Newcastle Collection

1- 8 1s dance Fig of 8 on own sides (dance in to start)
9-16 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, cross LH and cast down 1 place. 231
17-24 1s dance up to top, all turn partners RH
25-32 1s+2s dance Allemande. 213

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Ghillies are specially designed laced shoes used for several types of dance. They are soft shoes, similar to ballet shoes. They are used by men in Scottish country dance, and by men and women in Highland dance.


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