Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Royal Stirling Square

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ROYAL STIRLING SQUARE (S4x32) Sq.Set John Wilkinson

1- 8 All Men dance in to centre turning to right to face partner and set, turn RH to original places and ½ turn corner LH
9-16 All dance interlocking reels of 4 giving LSh to corner and on bar 14 turn partner RH into original places but with Lady on Men's left facing in
17-24 All Ladies dance LH across in centre ½ way to end beside opposite Man (on Man's left), all set and turn new partners 2H
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 and all Set&Link (all now 1 place on anticlockwise)

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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