Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Rosetta Stone

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ROSETTA STONE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) M Beatie Belfast Book

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place and face 1st corners, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners and end facing 2nd corners
9-16 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners, pass RSh to 2nd place own sides, Set&Cast up to top
17-24 1s dance down below 3rd place, cast up behind couple in 3rd place, dance up between top couple and cast to 2nd place own sides
25-32 1s dance modified diagonal R&L:
   1st+2nd persons on Men's side and 2nd+3rd persons on Ladies' side change places RH on sides then LH diagonally followed by 2nd+3rd persons on Men's side and 1st+2nd persons on Ladies' side change places RH then LH diagonally. 213

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

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The Rosetta Stone is an ancient Egyptian granodiorite stele inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis in 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolemy V.

Rosetta Stone
The Rosetta Stone In The British Museum

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