Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Radcliffe Square

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RADCLIFFE SQUARE (M-(S64+R64))Sq.Set Todd Pierce Oxford Silver Jubilee

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 All set and change places RH with corners, repeat back to place
17-24 All set nearer hands joined and Ladies dance RH across and turn partners LH to places
25-32 Men cast round partner and dance anticlockwise 1 place, dance LH across and turn new partner RH to places
33-48 All dance Schiehallion Reel to end facing partner (on corner)
49-56 All dance La Baratte with partner:
   49-50 Man ½ turns partner RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
   51-52 Man retraces steps, taking LH, with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Lady's original place) and releasing Lady's RH she turns under Man's left arm until almost in original places
   53-54 All couples change places LH to opposite places
   55-56 All set ending ready for...
57-64 All Poussette right round


Repeat in Reel time

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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This dance was written by an American student while he was studying at Oxford University and is danced by the Oxford University Scottish Dance Society members on May Morning (1st May) at 6am to live piped music in Radcliffe Square, Oxford.

Radcliffe Square is a square in central Oxford, England. The square is surrounded by historic Oxford University and college buildings, is cobbled, laid to grass and surrounded by railings in the centre.

Radcliffe Square
Radcliffe Square

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