Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Mrs Ruth Housden

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MRS. RUTH HOUSDEN (R4x40) 4C set Andrew Watt 9 for 90 Aberdeen 90th
2 chords - on second chord 3s and 4s cross to opposite side

1- 4 1s+4s cross RH, 1s cast off, while 4s cast up
5- 8 1s+4s turn RH 1½ into prom hold. 1s facing 2M, 4s facing 3M
9-16 1s+4s dance ½ RSh reel of 4 with their 1st corners. 1s and 4s pass LSh to their 2nd corners. 1s+4s dance ½ RSh reel of 4 with their 2nd corners. 1s and 4s pass RSh to finish in prom hold
3L,4L,4M,2M
3M,1M,1L,2L
17-24 4L+1M dance Fig of 8 round 3s, while 1L +4M dance Fig of 8 round 2s
25-32 1s+4s take prom hold. 1s and 4s pass LSh and dance ½ RSh diagonal reel with 1st corner position, pass LSh and dance ½ RSh diagonal reel with 2nd corner position to finish in prom hold
2L,1L,1M,3M
2M,4M,4L,3L
33-40 All circle 8H round and back

Note: 1s and 4s have changed partners

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


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