Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Salute To Ian Robertson

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Salute to Ian Robertson
Jane and Brian Rose  2017
Strathspey   3 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   3 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   2s take right hands and cross down into half figures of 8 across;

  5-8   2s take right hands and cross up into half figures of 8 across, finishing facing first corners;

  9-12 2s set to and turn first corners (both hands), finishing facing second corners;

13-16 2s set to and turn second corners (both hands), finishing in 2nd place, opposite sides;

17-24 giving left hands, 2s cross down into mirror reels of three on own sides, all finishing in original places;

25-32 all dance the slip knot for three couples, finishing 2s3s1s:

25-30 all dance as in the knot for three couples, finishing 3s2s1s on opposite sides of the centre line and retaining left hand hold;

31-32 3s2s left hands across halfway WHILE 1s turn halfway by the left.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

19-24 All take nearer hands at every opportunity.

27-29 All must move quickly to finish in the Ls' sideline, each L above partner.


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Instruction Videos

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Dance Information

The recommended music is Muriel Johnstone's Compliments to Ian Robertson.

The dance was written to mark Ian B Robertson's 50th birthday. Ian is well known for providing superb music for dancers with either his fiddle or accordion. However not many people are aware that Ian is also a proficient dancer although not always familiar with all the dances. This dance has been written so that the couples dance primarily with, or mirror, their partners and can be helped by the giving of hands.



Dance Information by Jane Rose, 2017.

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