Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Sixth Of August

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SIXTH OF AUGUST (J3x48) 3C set Ron Watson 1965

1- 8 1s+2s set, dance RH across. 1s cast to 2nd place as 2s (nearer hands joined) dance to 1st place
9-16 1s turn 1st corners RH (corners dance for 4 bars), pass RSh, turn 2nd corners RH retaining hands so 1s end BtoB in middle, 1M facing up, 1L facing down
17-24 1s dance Double Triangles (6 bars) then turn 1st corner LH finishing in 2nd place opposite sides (1M facing up, 1L facing down) while 2nd corners set
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides (1M+2L and 1L+3M pass RSh)
33-40 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 (1M up round 2s, 1L down round 3s). 2s+1s+3s dance Petronella turn into centre and set in line up/down middle
41-44 2s (at top) turn 1½ RH while 1s+3s dance ½ reel of 4. All finish in line up/down middle
45-48 All set and dance Petronella turn to own side. 231

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



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