Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Le Moulin Rouge

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LE MOULIN ROUGE (R64) Sq.Set L Chamoin RSCDS Book 39

1- 8 Men circle 4H round to left, turn to face partner and dance round partner (passing LSh) to original places
9-16 Ladies circle 4H round to left, turn to face out between partner and corner, dance LSh round corner to original places
17-24 All dance "Wheel" Chain (½ Nottingham Lace Chain):-
' All ¾ turn partners RH, Ladies dance LH across ½ way as Men dance ¼ way round set clockwise, all change places with "new" partners RH, Men dance LH across ½ way as Ladies dance ¼ way round set clockwise and end Men facing out to own partners
25-32 All dance "Rosace" (¼ Schiehallion Reel but with Ladies leading) and turn partners RH 1¼ times (Ladies on Men's left and opposite original places)
33-40 1s+3s reverse Set&Link (Men dance in as Ladies cast), 1s+3s dance ½ Ladies' Chain
41-48 2s+4s repeat bars 33-40 Men end facing corners
49-56 All dance DoSiDo with corners, Men dance RH across as Ladies set facing in and set again turning to left to face out
57-64 Men dance LH across as Ladies dance ½ way anticlockwise round set, meet partner in prom hold and dance anticlockwise ½ way (to original places)

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


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Dance Information

Moulin Rouge (French for "Red Mill") is a cabaret in Paris, France.

The original house, which burned down in 1915, was co-founded in 1889 by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller, who also owned the Paris Olympia. Close to Montmartre in the Paris district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy in the 18th arrondissement, it is marked by the red windmill on its roof.

Moulin Rouge is best known as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance.

Le Moulin Rouge Image
Le Moulin Rouge (after dark), Postcard, c. 1910


Text from this original Moulin Rouge article on Wikipedia.
Image Copyright Publisher: Unknown. (Own collection.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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