Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

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Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE QUESTION? (S5x32) 4C Sq.Set Alex Gray Tweeddale Collection 2
Each couple dance 64 bars. A New Couple starts after 32 bars (i.e. on bars 1, 33, 65 and 97)

1- 8 1s set, lead into the centre, passing Lady in front dance out sides (L between 2s and M between 4s) back to places and ½ turn LH
9-16 1s+3s in prom hold Adv&Ret 2 steps and dance to right behind side couples to opposite places
17-24 1s+3s dance Men's Chain
25-32 All circle 8H round and back
33-40 (New Couple starts as at bar 1) as original 1s+3s dance R&L (RH to opposite partner to start)
41-48 1s+3s in prom hold advance, ½ turn partner RH, dance ½ Diamond Poussette (to change places) and ½ turn RH back to original places
49-56 1s+3s dance interlocking Men's Chain all Men giving LH across in centre
57-64 All circle 8H round and back

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

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