Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Promise Of Spring

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

PROMISE OF SPRING (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Ruth Taylor Martello Tower Book 7

1- 8 1s lead down (2s step up 3-4), 1L turns under 1M's right arm, 1s lead up to 2nd place finishing BtoB facing opposite sides
9-16 Set as in Double Triangles, all advance (pas-de-basque) to invert triangle, set, invert triangle to end 2s+3s on own sides turning Right about to face in while 1s finish BtoB facing out
17-24 1s turn 1st corners RH, pass RSh, turn 2nd corner RH, pass RSh to end in 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round to left (6 steps), bar 28 pass R foot over L, pivot and chase anticlockwise to own sides

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Promise Of Spring
Spring's Promise In Mid Winter
Seeds Of A Milk Weed Ready To Disperse

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