Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Silver Wedding Medley

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SILVER WEDDING MEDLEY (M-(S48+R48)) Sq.Set Irene Fidler Newcastle Half Century Book

1- 8 Ladies Adv to centre, turn right about to face partners and set; Ladies dance RH across and return to own places
9-16 Men repeat bars 1-8, but dance LH across
17-20 1s+3s Adv to centre nearer hands joined, finish BtoB, facing sides with 1M+3L also 3M+1L joining nearer hands to set to side couples
21-24 1M+3L also 3M+1L nearer hands joined turn side couples with free hand (2 steps), divide and dance to original places. Side couples meet partners in centre and dance to place nearer hands joined
25-32 2s+4s repeat bars 17-24
33-36 All face partner and set right only (Highland Schottische), and turn partner LH to face corner
37-40 All set left only (Highland Schottische), and turn corner RH to original places
41-48 All circle 8H round and back

Repeat in Reel time but coupé pas-de-basque (Right) or Left) instead of Highland Schottische. Turns are skip change.

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

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