Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Love And Sunbeams

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LOVE AND SUNBEAMS (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Irene van Maarseveen Many Happy Hours: Pretoria 35th

1- 8 1s cross LH and face down (2s face up), 1s+2s dance La Baratte:
   3-4 Man ½ turns opposite Lady RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
   5-6 Man retraces steps with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Ladies original place) and releasing Ladies RH she turns under Mans left arm until almost in original places
   7-8 Couple change places LH to finish in each other's place
9-16 9-10 2M+1L and 2L+1M set
11-14 2M+1M chase ½ round anticlockwise to change places while 2L+1L ½ turn RH, face each other, pull back RSh and dance out to side having changed places. 1(2)3
15-16 1M+2M turn ¾ LH to end BtoB in centre (1M facing up, 2M down) while 1L+2L chase ¼ anticlockwise into centre (1L facing 2M, 2L facing 1M)
17-24 2L+1M+2M+1L dance ¾ reel of 4 (6 bars), turn partners ¾ RH, 2s end in 1st place own side, 1s facing 1st corners
25-36 Dance to Corners and Set (12 bars):
   Couple in middle change places with corners passing RSh, corners pass RSh in middle with a ¼ turn to right to face next corner while supporting corners set (2 bars). Repeat 5 more times to end with corners in diagonally opposite place and 1s meet again in middle (2nd place opposite sides)
37-40 3s+2s chase clockwise ½ round to own side while 1s turn 1½ RH to 2nd place own side. 213

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

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