Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Summer Of '94

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SUMMER OF '94 (S8x32) 3C (4C set) T Anderson

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, 1L and 2L dance RSh round partner and turn partners RH to end in partner's place
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance RSh reels of 3 on sides
17-24 1s+2s+3s set, 1M and 2M dance LSh round partner and turn partners LH to end in own place
25-32 1s dance in touching hands and cast to 2nd place; 2s+1s+3s turn RH

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

Summer Of '94
"Ceres (Summer)" Antoine Watteau (1684-1721), Oil On Canvas, c. 1717-1718

Ceres, the goddess of the harvest, who presides over Summer, is shown as a young blond woman with poppies and cornflowers adorning her hair, wearing a white shift and a voluminous pink drapery. She wields a sickle as she sits on clouds among sheaves of wheat. The figures surrounding Ceres - the blond twins bearing sheaves, the crayfish, and the lion - represent the zodiacal symbols for the summer months (Gemini, Cancer, and Leo).

Image copyright Public domain, Courtesy Of National Gallery Of Art, Washington.

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