Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Royal Deeside

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ROYAL DEESIDE (S4x32) 4C set Bill Forbes Craigievar Book 4

1- 8 All set, ½ turn partners 2H, continue to turn individually and dance out to opposite sides and set. (1)(2)(3)(4)
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across; 1M+2L also 3M+4L change places RH to face partner on sides and all ½ turn partner 2H
17-24 All dance ½ RSh reels of 4 on sides, 3L+4M also 1L+2M change places RH and all set. 4321
25-32 4s+3s+2s (top 3 couples) dance the Knot. 2341

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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The area around Braemar and Ballater is known as Royal Deeside. Since the reign of Queen Victoria the British Royal Family have spent their summers at Balmoral Castle, often attending the Braemar Highland Games and other local events.

Royal Deeside
Royal Deeside, East Of Ballater

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