Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Lady In Pink

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE LADY IN PINK (J5x32) 5C set Rod Downey Cane Toad Collection

1- 8 1s and 3s turn RH and cast down 1 place, 1s and 3s turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s and 3s set and turn comers RH to end forming a diagonal line with partners, 1s and 3s Balance-in-Line and turn LH to face 2nd corners
17-24 1s and 3s repeat with 2nd corners and end turning LH to opposite sides
25-32 1s and 3s set and cross RH, 1s and 3s cast down 1 place and all set

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


The Lady In Pink 5x32 bar Jig for 5 Couples Rod Downey The Cane Toad Collection
A 32 bar jig in a 5 couple longwise set.
Active couples are 1's and 3's.

1-2 Active couples turn right hand.
3-4 Active couples cast off on own sides, second and fourth couples step up.
5-8 Active couples turn left hand to face first Corners.
9-10 Active couples and corners all set.
11-12 Active couples turn corners with right hand to finish with active couples taking partners left hand, hand to form a line
13-14 Active couples and 1st corners all balance in line.
15-16 Active couples turn with left hand to 2nd corners.
17-22 Active couples and 2nd Corners repeat 9-14.
23-24 Active couples turn with left hand about ⅞ around to finish facing each other across the set, on opposite side but in from the sideline.
25-30 Active couples set, cross right hand, cast off one place (fourth and fifth couples step up)
31-32 All take hands on the side and set.

Repeat from new positions

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser Rod Downey, Johnsonville SCD Club Tutor)

Dance Notes

There are enough delays in the dance to enable the fourth couple to get used to being corners in two parts of the set, and enough partner contact that experienced dancers can guide less so through the dance.

(Dance notes by the deviser, Rod Downey)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Instruction Videos

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Dance Information

This dance, The Lady In Pink, was devised in late 2002 for our treasured treasurer Yu Hayakawa, who loves to wear pink. It is a teaching dance to introduce 5 couple dances.

Recommended music is "The Curlew" by P/M Donald MacPherson, and a suitable recording is "Spiffin" on the CD "Kardinia Capers", by David South and his band.



Published in The Cane Toad Collection.
Dance information from The Cane Toad Collection Of Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Rod Downey.

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