Scottish Country Dance InstructionPETRONELLA (R8x32) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Book 1
1-16 1s dance full petronella back to places
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back again
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
Dance Instruction VideosPetronella - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Dance InformationThis dance was devised by Nathaniel Gow in about 1820 and interpreted by RSCDS in 1924 for RSCDS Book 1.
Written variously as 'Petronelle' 'Paternally' 'Paternella', the name's origin is unknown.
The tune is an old Scottish measure probably originating in the early 19th century.
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