Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


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MERCURY (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Martin Sheffield

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 2s+1s+3s advance setting and cast back to places facing clockwise
9-16 1s dance RSh round each other and back to place while 2s+3s chase ½ way, 1s chase ½ way while 2s+3s circle 4H round
17-24 1s turn LH 1¼ times while 2s+3s chase ½ way, 1s dance RH across (1L with 2s, 1M with 3s)
25-32 1s dance LH across with other couple, 1s dance out ends (1L up, 1M down) and cast to 2nd places

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

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Mercury (among other things...) is the closest planet to the sun, and it is the smallest planet in the solar system.

Mercury, Earth - Size Comparison

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