Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Mystery Of The Star Sapphire

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE MYSTERY OF THE STAR SAPPHIRE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Iain Boyd Lower Hutt SCD 60th Anniv

1- 4 1s turn RH and cast off
5- 8 1s cross RH and cast to right round 1st corner while 2s+3s turn partner RH. Finish in lines of 3 across the dance 1L between 2s, 1M between 3s
9-16 All set and link for 3 twice
17-24 All set, circle 6H round to left (4 bars), corners chase to finish 2 Ladies at top, 2 Men at bottom while 1s dance closely RSh round each other to face 2nd corner position.
25-32 All dance Star Chain:
 25 1M+3L and 1L+2M change RH
 26 3L+2M turn ¾ LH while 1s dance out to sides
 27 2s and 3s change places RH
 28 2L+3M turn ¾ LH while 2M and 3L dance out to sides
 29 1M+2L and 1L+3M change places RH
 30 1s turn ¾ LH while 2L and 3M dance out to sides
 31-32 1s turn LH to finish on own sides in 2nd place

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

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