Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Mrs Erskine's Fancy

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Mrs Erskine's Fancy (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Lewis N Derrick 1989

1-4 The 1st couple turn by the right hand and cast off one place on own sides; the 2nd couple step up on bars 3-4
5-8 Giving right hands, the 1st couple cross down between the 3rd couple and cast up one place on opposite sides
9-12 The 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples dance half reels of three on sidelines, 1st couple dancing in and up to begin
13-16 The 1st couple turn once round by the right hand
17-20 Giving right hands, the 1st couple cross up between the 2nd couple and cast off one place on own sides
21-24 The 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples dance half reels of three on sidelines, 1st couple dancing in and down to begin
25-32 Reels of three across, 1st woman with the 2nd couple, 1st man with the 3rd couple, the 1st couple give left shoulders to first corners to begin and end in second place on own sides

Repeat having passed a couple

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


Dance Information

This dance, Mrs Erskine's Fancy, was devised by Lewis Derrick for Rosemary Erskine.

Suggested tune: Miss Ena Wilson.

Devised 1989, revised 2020, first published electronically 2020.

Copyright 1989, 2020 Lewis N. Derrick.



Dance information from The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Sheets #39, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.

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