Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

One For All

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

One For All (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Rod Downey The Golden Bear Collection
A 32 bar Reel for 3 couples

1-8 First and second couples dance 4 hands across and back.
9-10 First couple set.
11-14 As everyone claps on bar 11, first couple cross passing right shoulders and cast into second place on opposite sides. Second couple step up on bars 13 and 14.
15-16 First couple turn right hands to face first corners.
17-24 First couples and corners dances corners pass and turn, finishing with first couple passing right shoulder to finish in second place on own sides.
25-32 Six hands round and back.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser Rod Downey, Johnsonville SCD Club Tutor)

Dance Instruction Videos

One For All - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

This reel, One For All, was devised on 21/9/2018 as a simple teaching dance for corners pass and turn. I use this after teaching the figure in Strathspey time using Miss Leslie Cunningham.

Note that there are no figures aside from completely straightforward ones. The name is to suggest that this is one all can do, and also for Muriel Johnstone's tune of the same name, played ABAB.

An excellent recording to use is "Clydeside Lassies" as recorded by Luke Brady in part 5 of Dances from the Miscellany, where Muriel's tune appears as the second tume.

(Dance information from The Golden Bear Collection Of Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Rod Downey)

Published in The Golden Bear Collection, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Rod Downey.

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