Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Strawberry Blonde

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

STRAWBERRY BLONDE (S3x32) 3C set Rita Eastwood Forty and Counting

1- 8 1s turn 2H, dance down and out through 2nd place, behind 3rd place and turn 2H to face up
while 2s stand for 2 bars, cast up, set and turn 2H to face down
while 3s stand for 4 bars, dance up middle 1 place, ¾ turn 2H, pull back RSh to end 3L facing up, 3M facing down
9-12 2s+3L and 3M+1s circle 3H round to Left, 3s finishing LSh to LSh facing opposite sides
13-16 Snake Pass figure:
   3L followed by 2s also 3M followed by 1s pass LSh diagonally across through 2nd place to change ends and loop round to left to end 132
17-24 All dance LSh reels of 3 on sides (3L faces up, 3M faces down), 3s finishing in 2nd place, pulling back RSh to face in
25-32 1s+3s dance Espagnole. 312

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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