Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

My Cary Valentine

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MY CARY VALENTINE (S3x32) 3C set Moira Turner

1- 8 1s+2s ¾ turn 2H and dance ½ reel of 4 in middle, ½ turn 2H and face opposite sides (3s dance on bar 8)
9-16 2s+1s+3s balance (strathspey setting) and ½ turn RH, balance and dance out to sides. 213
17-24 1s dance Fig of 8 own sides (round person on right to start)
25-32 1s dance LSh Pass&Turn with 1st corners and pass LSh to face 2nd corners, dance LSh Pass&Turn with 2nd corners ending 2nd place own sides

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Saint Valentine's Day, commonly known as Valentine's Day is observed on February 14 each year in many countries around the world.
Since the 15th century the day has been used by lovers to express their affection for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards.

Valentine Card Image
Valentine - Around 1850

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'My Cary Valentine' page