Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Scribe

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SCRIBE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring Social Dances 2002 (Leeds 40th Anniv)

1- 8 1L+2L change places LH as 1M+2M change RH. 1L+3L change LH as 1M+3M change RH, 3s face out. 2s+3s+1s dance ½ reflection reels of 3 on sides (1s in and up to start) 132
9-16 1s cross RH, face out then 1s+2s dance The Capstan around standing 3s:-
' 1s cast 2 places, dance up to top and cast back to 3rd place while 2s dance up to top, cast off and dance back up to the top. 23(1)
17-20 1s+3s turn 1½ times (1M+3L RH, 1L+3M LH). 1s end in centre facing up, 3s in 3rd place facing in/up
21-24 1L+2M+3M dance LH across while 1M+2L+3L dance RH across and 1s end facing 2nd corners (1L pull back LSh to face 3M)
25-32 1s set to 2nd corners, set to 1st corners, 1L dances up between 2s and casts to 2nd place own side as 1M dances down between 3s and casts to 2nd place own side. 213

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

Dance Information

This jig, The Scribe, was devised for Alec Green (1930-2015) by Roy Goldring. It was in recognition of all Alec Green's work on the club's newsletters for Leeds RSCDS, which he carried out until 2004. He was an active club member from the beginning of the club in the 1950s, latterly President 1996-2000.

A scribe is traditionally a person who writes books or documents by hand as a profession and helps the city keep track of its records.

Scribe Image
Jean Miélot, A European Author And Scribe, At Work - After 1456

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