Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

May You Be Dancing On Air

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MAY YOU BE DANCING ON AIR (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Marie Boemer Ness House 1

1- 4 1M+2L also 2M+3L set (do not give hands on sides), change places RH to face out on opposite sides
5- 8 1M+2M also 2L+3L chase round 3rd/1st place clockwise to change places (on own sides)
9-16 1L+1M also 3M+3L set, change places LH and chase round 1st/3rd place anticlockwise changing places on own sides
17-24 3s+1s advance, retire diagonally with partner and turn partner RH to face up
25-32 3s+1s dance Allemande while 2L dances up to top on bars 27-28. 213

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

Dancing On Air
Fanny Elssler Dancing In La Volière, Turning In The Air With Her Skirts Swirling Around Her
Drawn On Stone By M. Gauci, From A Drawing By J. Deffett Francis, c. 1838

Image copyright (cropped) Drawn on stone by M. Gauci, from a drawing by J. Deffett Francis. Printed by P. Gauci., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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