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The Starry Eyed Lassie

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THE STARRY EYED LASSIE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Martin Sprague RSCDS Book 23

1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across; 1s cast down 1 place while 2s dance up to top, 1s set advancing, turning right about to end BtoB facing own sides for ready for...
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance Double Triangles, ending with petronella turn to 1L between 2s and 1M between 3s facing 4th corners
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance RSh reels of 3 across, 1s end in 2nd place opposite sides. 2(1)3
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round to left (6 bars) and 1s cross RH to 2nd place own sides

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


The Starry Eyed Lassie
Martin Sprague   RSCDS Book 23
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   1s2s right hands across, finishing 1s facing out, 2s with nearer hands joined facing up;

  5-6   1s cast WHILE 2s lead (nearer hands joined) up to 1st place;

  7-8   1s set advancing, pulling right shoulder back to finish facing out in balance position with partner's corners;

  9-14 2s1s3s dance ¾ of double triangles;

15-16 corners set WHILE 1s set, pulling right shoulder back to finish facing partner's second corner;

17-24 2s1L 1M3s reels of 3 across, 1s giving right shoulder to partner's second corner to start and finishing in 2nd place on opposite sides;

25-30 2s1s3s 6 hands round to the left;

31-32 1s cross by the right.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

  9-16 Normal double triangles for corners, modified ending for 1s.

25-30 The phrasing of the hands round is a little counter-intuitive; resist the temptation to stop or to change to hands round to the right at bar 28.

31-32 In the 2nd, 4th and 6th repeats, 1s cross down by the left WHILE 3s, retaining nearer hands, lead up one place.


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