Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Ladies' Fancy

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LADIES' FANCY (J8x32) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Book 13

1- 8 1M turns 2L RH then turns partner LH 1½ times to end facing down with partner on RH and 2L on LH
9-16 1M with 1L+2L dance down and back to end in original pstns
17-24 1s+2s dance RH across and LH back
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 2 1

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


Ladies' Fancy
Anon   RSCDS Book 13
Jig   8 x 32 bars   2 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   1M2L turn by the right;

  5-8   1s turn by the left 1½ times, finishing 1L1M2L in line across, facing down, nearer hands joined;

  9-16 1L1M2L lead down and back;

17-24 1s2s right hands across and back;

25-32 1s2s poussette.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

  5-8   Quick for 1M who must finish with a polite turn;

16-17 The transition to hands across is tricky: 1M must change to right hand hold with 2L WHILE guiding 1L towards her own side with his left hand, releasing that hold so that 2M can take her right hand.

    -24 1s 2s do not return to the sidelines; instead, they take both hands with partner, finishing on the centre line.

    -32 At the end of the second repeat, 1s must remember not to drop to the bottom.


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Instruction Videos

Ladies' Fancy - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'Ladies' Fancy' page