Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Royal Stirling Square

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ROYAL STIRLING SQUARE (S4x32) Sq.Set John Wilkinson, 1996

1- 8 All Men dance in to centre, pull back RSh to face partner and set; All turn partner RH to original places and ½ turn corner LH to finish facing coner (all on 'diagonals' between original place and corner place)
9-16 All dance interlocking reels of 4 passing corner LSh (pass 3 persons, turn about, continue reel back to place) and on bar 14 turn partner RH into original place but with Lady on Man's left, all facing in
17-24 All Ladies dance ½ LH across (slow) to face opposite Man; All set and turn new partners 2H to reform square, Lady on Man's left
25-32 Top and bottom couples advance for 2 steps and retire to sides with own partner while side couples (facing 'new' partner) retire individually to top/bottom and dance to meet own partner; All Set&Link (all now 1 place on clockwise). 4123

Note: Bars 1-2 on 2nd, 3rd and 4th repeats, the Ladies dance out, turning to face in

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

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