Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Maxwell's Mirror

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MAXWELL'S MIRROR (R4x48) 4C set Murray Kinloch New Brunswick Collection

1- 8 1s and 4s set twice, turn partners RH and cast down/up 1 place (2s step up, 3s step down) 2143
9-16 RSh reels of 3 on sides, 1L+4L+3L (bottom 3 on Ladies' side) and 4M+1M+2M (top 3 on Men's side), 1L+4L also 4M+1M pass RSh to start
17-24 RSh reels of 3 on sides, 1L+4L+2L (top 3 on Ladies' side) and 4M+1M+3M (bottom 3 on Men's side), 1L+4L also 4M+1M pass RSh to start
25-32 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across, LH back (6 bars) then 1s cast up, 4s cast down, 2s and 3s dance up/down so all back in original places
33-36 1s+2s dance ½ R&L
37-40 1s+3s dance ½ R&L
41-44 1s+4s dance ½ R&L
45-48 All 4 couples cross RH. 2341

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



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