Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Naughty Nancy

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Naughty Nancy 32 Bar Jig For 3 Couples In A 4-Couple Set Bruce Herbold

1-4 First couple set twice.
5-8 First man casts off and dances across into second woman's place chased by his partner who ends in second man's place. Second couple step up on bars 7 and 8.
9-16 First and second couples dance a Ladies' Chain.
17-24 First, second, and third couples dance reels of three on the sides, first couple passing right shoulders with third couple to begin. Men dance loops at end of the reel. (Third man particularly needs to anticipate the next figure.)
25-28 First and third couples dance right hands across.
29-32 First man dances right shoulder round third man and casts up into second place while first lady dances right shoulder round second lady and casts down into second place.
Repeat from new positions.

(Dance Crib devised by Bruce Herbold, 1999 - Copyright © 1999 by Bruce Herbold. All rights reserved.)


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Dance Information

Traditionally, each San Francisco Class Solstice Party program includes a dance devised by or for a class member.

Bruce, a teacher in the San Francisco Class, named this dance for the three dancers in the class named Nancy.

(Dance Information compiled by Bruce Herbold, 1999 - Copyright © 1999 by Bruce Herbold. All rights reserved.)



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