Scottish Country Dance InstructionSEEING STARS (R5x40) 5C Set Eilidh Hart Glasgow 100th Anniversary
1- 4 1s+3s set advancing into middle and dance ½ RH across (3M and 1L finish facing out)
5- 8 3M, followed by partner, dances down behind 2L, across the set while 1L, followed by partner, dances up behind 2M, across the set. 12345
9-12 2s+4s set advancing into middle and dance ½ LH across (2M and 4L finish facing out)
13-16 2M, followed by partner, dances up behind 3L, across the set while 4L, followed by partner, dances down behind 3M, across the set. 12345
17-24 1s+3s lead down the middle and up to face 1st corners (2s and 4s step up bars 23-24)
25-32 1s+3s dance "Hello-Goodbye" setting to finish with Petronella turn, 1s in 2nd place and 3s in 4th place on own sides. 21435
33-40 1s and 3s cross RH and cast down 1 place, 1s and 3s turn 1½ RH to own sides. 24153
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Seeing Stars Devised by Eilidh Hart Glasgow 100th Anniversary Number 2
40-bar reel for five couples in a five-couple longwise set
1 - 4 1st and 3rd couples set advancing into the middle of the set and dance right hands across halfway, 3rd man and 1st woman remain facing out.
5 - 8 3rd man, followed by his partner, dances down behind 2nd woman and across the set, while 1st woman, followed by her partner, dances up behind 2nd man and across the set. 1st and 3rd couples finish in original places.
9 - 12 2nd and 4th couples set advancing into the middle of the set and dance left hands across halfway. 2nd man and 4th woman remain facing out.
13 - 16 2nd man, followed by his partner, dances up behind 3rd woman and across the set, while 4th woman, followed by her partner, dances down behind 3rd man and across the set. 2nd and 4th couples finish in original places.
17 - 24 1st and 3rd couples lead down the middle and up to face first corners. 2nd and 4th step up on bars 23-24.
25 - 32 1st and 3rd couples dance set to corners and partner [hello-goodbye setting], with a petronella turn to finish, 1st couple in second place and 3rd couple in fourth place, all on own sides.
33 - 36 1st and 3rd couples, giving right hands, cross over and cast off one place.
37 - 40 1st and 3rd couples, giving right hands, turn one and a half times to their own sides.
Repeat from new positions.
(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Eilidh Hart)
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Dance InformationEilidh was helping candidates prepare for their Unit 2 examination in Glasgow and could see the Advanced Class, on the other side of the hall, working on setting steps, which made her think of star formations.
As there is little time for the dancing couples to rest in this dance, I feel that they may also be seeing stars before the end!
(Dance information by the deviser, Eilidh Hart)
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