Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Neil's Delight

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

NEIL'S DELIGHT (S64) 4C set J Johnstone Loreburn Book 2
2 couples facing 2 couples - Men at corners and Ladies between

1- 8 All set and turn partners RH, Ladies dance LH across while Men chase clockwise ½ way
9-16 All turn 'new' partner RH 1½ times to end with Men in inside positions, Men dance LH across while Ladies chase clockwise ½ way and end with Men in centre BtoB facing partner
17-24 Ladies dance R&L while Men dance rocking step 4 times and Men move on last bar to take partner in Allemande hold
25-32 All dance anticlockwise 1½ times round set and turn Ladies LH into centre BtoB with Men in corners facing partner
33-40 Men dance R&L while Ladies dance Glasgow Highlanders step and turn inwards
41-48 Ladies circle 4H round ½ way while Men cast into centre and circle 4H round ½ way while Ladies cast into centre
49-56 Repeat bars 41-48 to end with Men BtoB facing Ladies
57-64 All dance double diagonal reels of 4 ending with Men between Ladies

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

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