Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Ruby Anniversary

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE RUBY ANNIVERSARY (S8x40) 3C (4C set) Alison Harries ASCDS Ruby Book

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast (2s step up bars 3-4). 1s turn RH and cast and face out (3s step up on 7-8)
9-16 2s+3s+1s dance ½ mirror reels of 3 on the sides (2s in/down to start, 3s out/up, 1s in/up). 1s (at the top) turn RH and move down to face out through 2nd place on their own side (3s step up on 7-8). 312
17-24 3s+1s+2s dance Promenade (Chaperoned) Chain progression:
 17-18 3s and 2s ¾ turn partner RH into middle while 1s dance clockwise ¼ round the set picking up 3L/2M...
 19-22 who promenade ½ way clockwise while middle people (3M and 2L) turn LH 1½
 23-24 2s and 3s turn partner RH ¾ to own sides while 1s dance clockwise ¼ round to face 1st corners. 213
25-32 1s dance Corner Pass and Twirl with corners
1s pass corners RSh, dance round corner place. 1s pass RSh to face 2nd corners while 1st corners dance in, ½ turn RH, face and pulling back RSh dance out to opposite corner place
1s repeat Corner Pass and Twirl with 2nd corners. 1s finish in 2nd place on partner's side facing clockwise
33-40 All chase clockwise ½ way round. All set and turn RH. 213

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

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