Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

New Scotia Quadrille

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

NEW SCOTIA QUADRILLE (R96) Sq.Set David Anderson RSCDS Book 34

1- 8 1s+3s dance RH across and LH back to form facing diagonal lines of 4 (1s+2s and 3s+4s)
9-16 All advance and retire, 1s+4s and 2s+3s dance ½ R&L
17-24 1s+3s (now in 4th and 2nd places) dance ½ Ladies' Chain, 2s+4s (in 3rd and 1st places) dance ½ Ladies' Chain
25-32 All repeat above Fig
33-40 All advance and retire, ½ R&L back to original places (repeat of bars 9-16)
41-48 All Promenade round anticlockwise
49-96 Repeat from beginning with 2s+4s leading and diagonal lines in other direction with 1s+4s facing 2s+3s

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Instruction Videos

New Scotia Quadrille - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
The First Quadrille At Almack's, c. 1892
Marquis Of Worcester, Lady Jersey, Clanronald MacDonald And Lady Worcester

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