Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

RENAISSENCE (J4x32) 4C set Moira Stacey

1- 8 1s and 4s turn RH and cast in 1 place, dance RH across to end facing corners (Men facing Men)
9-16 1s+4s dance double 'Hello-Goodbye' setting to end facing 1st corners (Lady facing Man)
17-24 1s and 4s ½ turn corners RH to form St Andrew's Cross and set, 2s+3s dance LH across while 1s+4s chase ½ way to all end in original places
25-32 1s cross down and cast behind 3s, cross LH and cast into 4th place

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

Renaissance by Moira Stacey

1-8 1st and 4th couples turn right hands and cast one place, and dance right hands across, 1st woman to face 2nd woman, 1st man 2nd man, 4th woman 3rd woman and 4th man 3rd man. 2nd and 3rd couples step out on bars 3-4.
9-16 1st and 4th couples dance double "hello-goodbye" setting to finish half way round.
17-20 1st woman facing 3rd man 1st man facing 3rd woman, 4th woman facing 2nd man, 4th man facing 2nd woman, turn with right hands, 3rd and 2nd couples join left hands in the centre to form a St Andrew's Cross, all set.
21-24 1st and 4th couples dance half way round clockwise while 2nd and 3rd couples dance left hands across to finish in original places.
25-32 1st couple giving right hands cross down below 2nd couple, cast behind 3rd couple, cross giving left hands and cast to 4th place own sides.

Repeat having passed a couple

(Dance crib compiled by Moira Stacey - copyright 2004 by Moira Stacey. All rights reserved)

Dance Information

This jig, Renaissence, was devised by Moira Stacey for Keith's xx Birthday, 2004

Recommended Music: Da Vinci Jig by Patrick Stacey.
(Recommended by Moira Stacey)

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