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
25-32 1s "Dance to Corners and Set"
25-26 1s change places with 1st corners passing RSh and 1st corners pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right in centre to face 2nd corners (as 2nd corners set)
27-28 Original 1st corners change places with 2nd corners passing RSh and 2nd corners pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right to face 1s in 3rd corner (pstn) as 1s set
29-30 Original 2nd corners change places with 1s passing RSh and 1s pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right to face 2nd corner (pstn) as original 1st corners set
31-32 Repeat this Fig once more until 1s meet again in centre with 3s and 2s in 1st and 3rd places opposite sides
33-40 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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