Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Rouken Glen

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ROUKEN GLEN (S72) 4C set Mary Isdal MacNab Dances #26

1- 8 1M+2L also 3M+4L change places passing RSh, 1L+2M also 3L+4M repeat
9-16 1M+2L also 3M+4L turn RH 1½ times to original places, 1L+2M also 3L+4M repeat but end in the middle, BtoB, facing partners
17-24 All dance diagonal reels of 4 ending in original places
25-32 1s+2s also 3s+4s Adv&Ret 1 step and circle 4H round to left to end in lines of 4 facing down with Ladies in middle, 1M and 3M in own places and 2M and 4M on Ladies' side
33-40 "Winding up" Keeping nearer hands joined 1M followed by partner and 2L dance under arms of 2s back into a line across all facing down (with LH in partners RH resting on their RSh), 1M dance in front of his partner and under arch made by Ladies to end facing down while 3s+4s dance similarly
41-48 All dance down for 4 steps, turn about holding hands above heads and dance up with crossed arms held out in front
49-56 "Unwind" 2M turns L about as 2L turn L about under her arm followed by 1L+1M to end in a line across as at beginning of Winding Up while 3s+4s dance similarly, all dance to L for 4 steps with 3M and 4M rotating their line clockwise to join hands with 1s+2s to form in large circle (2M+3M also 1M+4M join hands)
57-64 All circle 8H round to left
65-72 1s make an arch and 4M leads others (with hands joined) under arch, 1M being last through and (if possible) all dance out of room

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

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Rouken Glen is a park in Giffnock, East Renfrewshire, to the south-west of Glasgow, Scotland.

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