Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Les Cinq Chapeaux

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LES CINQ CHAPEAUX (S5x32) 5C set Doug Kean Peterborough 2000 Collection

1- 4 1s+3s+5s set, 1s+5s turn partner ¾ 2H to form line in centre while 3s turn ¾ RH to finish back to back in the line (Men facing up, Ladies down, in order 135)
5- 8 1s dance ½ RSh reel of 3 with 3L while 5s dance RSh reel of 3 with 3M
9-12 3s, now at the ends of the set, chase clockwise ½ round set to other end while 1s+2s also 4s+5s dance ¾ LH across (2s+4s now in the centre line with 3M at top+2s+4s+3L at bottom)
13-16 2s dance ½ LSh reel of 3 with 3M while 4s dance ½ LSh reel of 3 with 3L (3s finish in 3rd place on opposite sides, 2s and 4s in line in centre)
17-20 2s+4s set and Petronella turn to finish on opposite sides. (2)(1)(3)(5)(4)
21-24 All set and cross RH to own sides
25-28 1s set to 3s and change places on sides (1M+3M RH, 1L+3L LH), 1s face out
29-32 1s cast 2 places to bottom of set while 4s nearer hands joined dance up to 3rd place, 4s and 1s set. 23451

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

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