Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Lady's Breist Knot

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE LADY'S BREIST KNOT (S8x16) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 10

1- 8 1s cast to 2nd place and dance RH across ½ way with 3s, 2s cast and dance ½ RH across with 1s
9-16 3s+1s+2s circle 6H ½ way round to left, 1s lead down and cross to own sides below 3s and cast up to 2nd place

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

The original Lady's Breist Knot was devised c. 1750. The deviser is unknown. The title refers to a lady's 'breast knot'- the decoration of ribbons on the bodice of a woman's dress.
Lady's Breist Knot Painting Image
Lady's Breist Knot
"Perronneau Madame de Sorquainville" Jean-Baptiste Perronneau (1715–1783), Oil On Canvas, c. 1749


Image Copyright Jean-Baptiste Perronneau [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Additional search terms: Ladies Breast Knot.

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