Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Silver Sails

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SILVER SAILS (S96) Sq.Set A. Leslie Cumming 50th Anniv Book of Dances

1st Figure
1- 8 All petronella turn to end Men facing in and Ladies out, set and dance ½ double RSh reels (giving LH in centre)
9-16 All set, petronella turn to face partner and dance ½ Grand Chain.
17-24 Men give RH in centre and LH to partner dance once round clockwise finishing with Men turning partners RH into place
25-32 All circle 8H round and back.

2nd Figure
33-48 Men pass LSh advancing to next Lady on right and turn RH, repeat with each Lady in turn, back to places.
49-64 Ladies repeat, passing RSh and advancing to next Man on left and turning LH, repeat with each Man in turn, back to places

3rd Figure
65-96 Repeat bars 1-32

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

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