Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Let's Learn Ladies' Chain

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LET'S LEARN LADIES' CHAIN (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Gaye Collin Dance Book 5

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast (2s step up); 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 down round 3s. 2(1)3
9-16 2s+1s dance R&L, Men face out
17-24 2s+1s dance Ladies' Chain
25-32 2s+1s+3s set, dance DoSiDo with partner and 1s cross RH to 2nd place own side. 213

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

Let's Learn Ladies' Chain 32 bar Strathspey for 3Cs in a 4C set Gaye Collin

1-8 1C turn RH (2 bars) and cast off one place (2C step up on 3+4), 1C dance a ½ figure of 8 down round 3C to finish in 2nd place opposite side.
9-16 2+1Cs dance Rights and Lefts, and finish with the men facing out, ready for...
17-24 2+1Cs dance the ladies' chain.
25-30 2+1+3Cs take hands on the side and set, then dance back-to-back with partner.
31-32 1C cross over giving RH.

Repeat from second place.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Gaye Collin, 2023)

Dance Information

Dance devised in May of 2022 for our first-year dancers to learn The Ladies Chain, in a dance with other formations they are familiar with.

Recommended tunes: Celebration at Higham from the CD The Sunday Class Vol 1 by Jim Lindsay and his Band.

(Dance information by the deviser, Gaye Collin, 2023)

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