Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Sam The Man

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SAM THE MAN (J4x40) 4C set R Manson

1- 4 1s and 4s set and cross RH while 2s+3s circle left
5- 8 1s and 4s set while 2s and 3s cross RH and 1s+4s cross diagonally LH (down/up) to 2nd/3rd place while 2s and 3s cast up/down to ends. 2(1)(4)3
9-16 Repeat bars 1-8 from new positions. (1)(2)(3)4)
17-24 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance LH across (2M and 3L face out), 2M also 3L followed by partner cast to end in line in middle (M facing up, L facing down)
25-32 2s+3s dance reel of 4 while 1s and 4s stand for 4 bars and set across then set facing
33-40 1s dance down side lines and ½ turn 4s 2H while 2s and 3s set and petronella turn to opposite sides and all turn 1½ times. 2341

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

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