Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Red River Welcome

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

RED RIVER WELCOME (J4x48) 4C set Betty MacLellan Redfearn Centennial Collection

1- 4 All 4 Ladies advance (2 skip change), join RH with partners, all set and end facing down in Promenade hold on Men's side
5- 8 All dance last 4 bars of Promenade (i.e. 4s followed by 3s+2s+1s dance up middle to end on sides. 4321)
9-16 All set to partner, 1s face 2s and 3s face 4s on sides and all set once; ½ RSh reels of 4 on sides. All end in original places
17-24 1s+4s Petronella turn and set (4 bars); 1s+4s dance ½ RSh reel of 4 finishing in middle (4M 4L 1M 1L)
25-32 4s+2s and 1s+3s dance RH across and LH back, 1s+4s remaining in middle ready for...
33-40 1s+4s dance ½ RSh reel of 4; 1s+4s set to partners and turn partners LH to original places
41-48 1s cross RH, cast; cross LH and cast to 4th place (2s+3s+4s step up 7-8)

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

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