Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Perfect Blend

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE PERFECT BLEND (R4x32) Sq Set John Bowie Dickson Dunedin Dances 5
Square set, Ladies BtoB in centre facing partners

1- 8 All set and change places RH with partner; repeat back to places
9-16 Men chase clockwise ½ round while Ladies set twice; all turn opposite person 1½ RH (Men now in centre facing in)
17-20 Men, join hands and set twice pulling back RSh on bar 20 to face out (facing new partner)
21-32 Interlocking reels of 4 (couples dance ½ LH across in centre). End with Men BtoB in centre (facing new partner again)
Repeat from new positions with new partners (Bars 9-12 Men set / Ladies chase ½ round). End opposite original place. Repeat twice more back to original place

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



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