Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Nae Chance

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

NAE CHANCE (S4x40) Sq.Set Alice McLean Laurieston Collection 2

1- 8 1s and 3s set and change places passing RSh to chase ¼ round set clockwise, 1s and 3s dance in (Ladies round Men, Men round Ladies) and turn right about to face 2s/4s (Lady facing Man)
9-16 All dance RSh reels of 4 across set, but 1s and 3s cast and dance clockwise into 3rd/1st places
17-32 2s+4s repeat bars 1-16 all ending in opposite places
33-40 All set and turn partners RH into ¼ Schiehallion reel 1 place. 4123

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


Dance Information

This strathspey, Nae Chance, is from the Laurieston Collection of dances by Alice McLean. Laurieston is a district in the Gorbals area situated south of the River Clyde, in the Scottish city of Glasgow.

Nae Chance Painting Image
Nae Chance
"Depiction Of The Aftermath Of A Failed Marriage Proposal, Set In The Late 18th Century" By Edmund Leighton (1853-1922), Oil On Panel, c. 1899


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