Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Three Score And Ten (Sim)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THREE SCORE AND TEN (S4x32) 4C set Shirley Sim Lothian 70th Book

1- 4 1s cross down to 4th place (no hands) while 2s+3s+4s face and dance up 1 place, 1s cross RH while 2s+3s+4s set
5-16 Repeat bars 1-4 3 times with each new top couple to end all in original places
17-24 All advance and retire, 1s set and cast to bottom
25-32 All circle 8H round and back

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

Dance Information

Also see the dance Three Score And Ten (Harriman/Torf) by S Harriman and Torf Houston.

This strathspey, Three Score And Ten, was devised by Shirley Sim in Febuary 2006 to mark the RSCDS West Lothian Branch 70th anniversary. The first 16 bars represent the 7, and the circle at the end represents the 0.

The RSCDS West Lothian Branch was started on 29th October 1936, at a meeting held in the Masonic Temple in Linlithgow.

The expression Three Score And Ten is found in the Bible, Psalm 90, verse 10: "The days of our years are three score and ten."

Published in Three Score And Ten by Shirley Sim, published in the West Lothian 70 Book (for dances devised by members of West Lothian branch to celebrate their 70th Anniversary in 2006).
Additional search terms: 3 Score And 10.

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