Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Mr And Mrs R. J. Ross

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Mr And Mrs R. J. Ross (R4x32) 4C set Lewis N Derrick 1986

1-4 The 1st and 3rd men and 2nd and 4th women advance, balance in line and retire
5-8 The 1st and 3rd women and 2nd and 4th men advance, balance in line and retire
9-16 The 1st and 2nd couples, likewise the 3rd and 4th couples, dance a double figure of eight across (to begin the 1st and 3rd couples cross down while the 2nd and 4th couples cast up)
17-24 All four couples dance reels of four on own sidelines (to begin the 1st and 3rd couples dance in and down while the 2nd and 4th couples dance out and up)
25-26 The 1st couple (in first place) set advancing and join both hands
27-28 The 1st couple slip to down the centre to fourth place while the 2nd, 3rd and 4th couples, with hands joined, step up on the sidelines
29-32 The 4th and 1st couples dance four hands round to the left, to end 2341 all on own sides

Repeat with a new top couple.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick 2020)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This dance, Mr And Mrs R. J. Ross, was devised for John and Sharon Ross to celebrate their wedding day.

Suggested tune: Girl in Green.

Devised March 1986; first published 1987; republished electronically 2020.

Copyright 1986, 1987, 2020 Lewis N. Derrick.



Dance information from The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Books, Volume 1, The McGhie's Fancy and Other Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.

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