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Lady In Red (Scott)

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LADY IN RED (J5x32) 5C set Simon Scott Ruby Anniv Collection

1- 4 All set, 1s+3s+5s petronella turn into centre while 2M and 4M cast up 1 place as 2L and 4L cast down 1 place
5- 8 1s+3s+5s set while 2s and 4s cross to opposite sides, 1s+3s+5s petronella turn to opposite sides while 2M and 4M cast down 1 place into middle to face up to partner as 2L and 4L cast up 1 place into middle and face down
9-16 2s+4s dance reel of 4 in middle
17-24 All dance LH across (2L+1s, 2M+3s+4L and 4M+5s) and end on opposite sides, all set and cross RH
25-32 1s+2s also 3s+4s Set+Link, 1s+4s also 3s+5s Set+Link. 24153

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


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Also see the dance Lady In Red (McMurtry) by Bob McMurtry.

Lady In Red (Scott) was published in "The Ruby Anniversary Collection" 1964-2004 by the Vancouver Branch, Canada.

Simon Scott dedicated the dance to "our lovely partners" as in the opening words of the popular Chris de Burgh song, Lady in Red, from 1986 (" I've never seen you looking so lovely as you do tonight".)

Lady In Red Painting Image
Lady In Red
"Woman In Red Dress" Anton Einsle (1801–1871), Oil On Canvas, c. 1838


Image Copyright Anton Einsle [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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