Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Red Wine And Straight Lines

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Red Wine and Straight Lines
Jennifer Kelly 2012
Medley J32 + S32 + R32 bars 3 Couple Repeat 3 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-4   1s 3s dance quarter petronella;

  5-8   1s 3s half reel of 4 on the centre line, 3L1M taking left hands to finish facing opposite sides;

  9-12 3L2s1M left hands across WHILE 3M (at top), 1L (at bottom) stand on the centre line, finishing 3s 1s facing partner;

13-14 3s 1s turn ¾ by the right finishing 3s facing down, 1s up;

15-16 3s 1s set facing up and down;

17-24 3s2s1s 6 hands round and back, finishing in the side lines;

25-28 2s set and cast up to 1st place;

29-32 2s 3s 1s turn by the right.


33-64 Repeat bars 1-32 in strathspey time (with original 2s as 1s).


65-96 Repeat bars 1-32 in reel time (with original 3s as 1s).

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

  1-4   This is the deviser's revised version; earlier she had 1s 3s set and dance petronella turn.

  9-     2s must be awake to join left hands across.

27-28 3s step down.

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Dance Information

This medley, Red Wine and Straight Lines, was dedicated to Fred DeMarse, teacher of Scottish Country Dancing at RSCDS San Francisco Branch and of Highland Dancing at San Jose School of Highland Dancing, to celebrate a significant birthday.

(Dance information by R Lockhart)

Red Wine And Straight Lines
Red Wine And Straight Lines

(Dance information by R Lockhart)
Image copyright Stefan Krause, Germany (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 de ( or FAL], via Wikimedia Commons.

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