Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Mayflower

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Mayflower
Pat Kent
Reel   n x 32 bars   1 Couple Repeat   1 Couple Set   Round the Room Set
Start with all couples in two large circles, Ls outside, facing in, Mn inside, facing partners.

  1-4   All set to partner and cross by the right;

  5-8   all set to partner and cross by the right;

  9-16 each L give left shoulder to partner, dance behind and all around her first corner (one place anticlockwise from partner) and behind partner to place;

17-24 each M give right shoulder to partner, dance behind and all around his second corner (one place anticlockwise from partner) and behind partner to place, finishing in promenade hold with partner;

25-28 all promenade anticlockwise and release hold, Mn finishing facing out;

29-32 Ls chase anticlockwise two places more, finishing facing new partner.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

  7-8   The dance flows better for the Ls with cross by the left.

(Dance Notes by Reuben Freemantle)


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