Scottish Country Dance InstructionSLOANE SQUARE (S64) Sq.Set Howard Steventon London Jubilee
1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 All turn RH and Ladies cast behind partner to dance RH across in centre and back to places
17-24 All turn LH and Men cast behind partners to dance LH across in centre and back to places
25-32 1s+2L+4M also 3s+2M+4L dance reel of 4 across (1s and 3s pass partners LSh to start)
33-40 2s+1M+3L also 4s+1L+3M dance reels of 4 up/down (2s and 4s pass partners LSh to start)
41-48 All set to and turn corners RH and dance ½ Grand Chain commencing RH to corner
49-56 All turn corners RH and turn partners LH and dance ½ Grand Chain commencing LH to partners
57-64 All circle 8H round and back
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Howard Steventon London Jubilee Book (1979)
Strathspey 64 bars 4 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Square Set
1-8 8 hands round and back;
9-10 all turn partners by the right;
11-12 Ls cast behind partners and meet in the centre;
13-16 Ls right hands across;
17-18 all turn partners by the left;
19-20 Mn cast behind partners and meet in the centre;
21-24 Mn left hands across;
25-32 4M1s2L (at top) 4L3s2M (at bottom) crescent reels of 4 (1s 3s pass partners by the left to start and cast away from each other at the end);
33-40 1L4s3M 1M2s3L (on the sides) crescent reels of 4 (4s 2s pass partners by the left to start) finishing all facing away from partners;
41-44 all set to and turn first corners by the right retaining hold to face corners;
45-48 all grand chain halfway;
49-50 all turn first corners by the right;
51-52 all turn partners by the left retaining hold to face partners;
53-56 all grand chain halfway (going back on the same half of the set);
57-64 8 hands round and back.
(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
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Dance InformationSloane Square is a small hard-landscaped square on the boundaries of the central London districts of Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Chelsea; it forms a boundary between the two largest aristocratic estates in London, the Grosvenor Estate and the Cadogan.
Sloane Square was named after Sir Hans Sloane, 1st Baronet, (1660 - 1753) born in Killyleagh of Ulster-Scots descent. He was a polymath, a physician and collector, notable for bequeathing his collection to the nation, thus providing the foundation of the British Museum and is also credited with inventing milk chocolate.
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