Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Rosemary's Washing Machine

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ROSEMARY'S WASHING MACHINE (R1x88) Sq.Set Hazel Astle and Margaret Palmer Liverpool at 70

1- 8 Ladies cast by the right to dance clockwise round the outside of the set back to place.
9-16 Men cast by the left to dance anticlockwise round the outside of the set back to place
17-24 1s+3s advance 2 steps, turn opposite person RH to finish facing each other, cast right back to place. All set
25-32 2s+4s repeat bars 17-24
33-40 All dance ½ Grand Chain, set to partner, pull back RSh (using pas-de-basque) to finish back to back with partner
41-48 Repeats bars 33-40 back to original places, all finish facing in
49-64 1s+3s dance ½ R&L and Ladies' Chain, chase anticlockwise back to place
65-80 2s+4s chase clockwise ½ way round the set, dance Men's chain, dance R&L
81-88 All dance 8H round and back

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

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