Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Three Score By Four

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THREE SCORE BY FOUR (S4x32) 4C set Stewart Adam and Jim Gardner

1- 4 All set, 1s and 4s cast in 1 place while 2s dance up to 1st place, 3s down to 4th place
5- 8 1s+4s dance LH across ending on sides. 2143
9-16 Reels of 4 on sides. At end 1M+4M pass RSh while 1L+4L pass LSh to end 2143 with 4s facing out
17-24 1s+4s+3s dance Promenade (Chaperoned) Chain Progression:
 17-18 1s and 3s ¾ turn partner RH into middle while 4s dance clockwise ¼ round the set picking up 1L/3M...
 19-22 who promenade ½ way clockwise while middle people (1M + 3L) turn LH 1½.
 23-24 1s and 3s turn partner RH ¾ to own sides while 1s dance clockwise ¼ round to end in 2nd place. 341
25-32 All dance RSh ¾ round partner to end in centre, Men facing up, Ladies down and all set; All dance RSh ¾ round partner to opposite sides and cross RH to own side. 2341

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

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