Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Swan

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SWAN (S8x32) 2C (4C set) Romaine Butterfield Aoteaora Collection

1- 8 1s+2s set, 1L+2M cross RH while 1M and 2L set again; 1s+2s change places LH with partners on sides and 1s+2s join hands on sides and set
9-12 1L and 2L cast 1 place to finish BtoB in centre facing partner while 1M and 2M move up ½ place to between 1st/2nd place (11-12) all in line across
13-16 1s and 2s turn partner RH 1½ times into Allemande hold, 1s facing down on Man's side, 2s facing up on Ladies' side
17-24 1s dance Allemande down and up (pass 2s LSh) to top place opposite side while 2s dance Allemande up and dance round to end in 2nd place
25-28 1s+2s set, 1s cast 1 place as 2s dance up nearer hands joined
29-32 2s cast while 1s cross up RH to 1st place own side, 1s cast to 2nd place as 2s dance up to top nearer hands joined. 2 1

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

The Swan
The Swan

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