Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The St Lawrence Court

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ST LAWRENCE COURT (R4x40) 4C set N M Grant

1- 8 1M+2L set twice and turn RH while 4M+3L set twice and turn LH
9-16 1L+2M set twice and turn LH while 4L+3M set twice and turn RH
17-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance Allemande
25-32 1s+4s (Middle couples) set diagonally in and petronella on one place and repeat
33-40 1s/4s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s/2s and turn RH to 2413

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


Dance Information

Saint Lawrence or Laurence was one of the seven deacons of the city of Rome under Pope Sixtus II who were martyred in the persecution of the Christians that the Roman Emperor Valerian ordered in 258.

St. Lawrence is thought to have been born on 31 December AD 225, in Valencia (or less probably, in Huesca), the town from which his parents came in the later region of Aragon that was then part of the Roman province of Hispania Tarraconensis. The martyrs Orentius and Patientia are traditionally held to have been his parents.

St Lawrence
"Lawrence before Valerianus", Fra Angelico (c. 1395 -1455), painting, c. 1447-1450


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