Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

St Andrew Forever

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ST ANDREW FOREVER (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Wilkinson

1- 8 1L cast to 2nd place and crosses to opposite side while partner crosses and casts to 2nd place, 1s turn RH (4 bars)
9-16 2s+1s+3s set, cross RH, set and 2s+3s cross to own sides while 1s turn RH to face 1st corners
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance Saltire Formation:
 1s dance out to 1st corner places while 1st corners cross to partners place while 3M+2L dance in and turn LH to face 3rd corner (pstn)
 3M+2L dance out to corners while 1s cross to own sides while 2L+3M dance in and turn LH to face 1st corner (pstns)
 2L+3M dance out to corners while 2M+3L cross to opposite sides while 1s dance in and turn LH to face 3rd corners
 1s dance out to corner while 2M+3L cross to own sides while 2L+3M dance to 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 1s+2s+3s set, circle 6H round to left for 2 steps (until 2s and 3s are on own sides) and all turn 2H (1s turn 1½ times) 213

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

Dance Information

Saint Andrew, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, is celebrated as a symbol of humility and unwavering devotion. Believed to be the brother of Saint Peter, Andrew's pivotal role in Christian history is marked by his immediate response to Jesus' call to discipleship.

As the "first-called" apostle, Andrew introduced his brother Peter to Jesus, setting the stage for the formation of Christ's inner circle. A fisherman by trade, Andrew's life took a profound turn when he chose to follow Jesus, embracing a path of selfless service and spreading the teachings of Christianity.

Saint Andrew, patron saint of Scotland, is notably associated with the distinctive X-shaped cross, known as the saltire, on which tradition holds he was crucified. His feast day on November 30th is a time for believers to reflect on his legacy of humility, evangelism, and dedication to the Christian faith.

Additional search terms: Previously misnamed Scotland For Ever.

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