Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Secret Garden

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SECRET GARDEN (S3x40) 3C set John Drewry Greenburn Book 3

1- 8 All turn partners 2H, 2s dance ½ Figs of 8 (Man up and Lady down)
9-16 All set on side, circle 6H round to left for 2 steps, Men turn Lady on his right 2H and continue circle back to place
17-24 2s ½ turn 2H and twirl and dance back to original place, 2s cast to left and cross to partner's place facing out
25-32 2s dance reels on sides (2s give LSh to 2nd corners to start), 2s cross to own side (2L down from 1st place, 1M up from 3rd place) as 1s+3s finish reels
33-40 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 up round 2s, cross down and dance out behind 3s to 3rd place (3s step up 39-40). 231

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


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A Secret Garden, Cliveden


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