Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Summer's End

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SUMMER'S END (J4x32) 4C set Ron Wallace Allanton Collection

1- 8 All set, cross RH, set and cross RH (1s and 3s end in middle)
9-16 1s and 3s Slip-Step down for 2 bars and back to places, 1s+2s also 3s+4s turn on sides (Men LH and Ladies RH) all ending in middle facing up
17-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s Allemande (separately) and end with 1s and 3s turning ¾ RH into middle
25-32 1s+3s dance ½ reel of 4, set to partners and petronella turn to 2nd/4th places own sides. 2341

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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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