Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Three's The Charm

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THREE'S THE CHARM (J3x32) 3 persons in a line Martha Morrison Veranth Let's All Dance

1- 8 Centre person dances Fig of 8, begin by passing end person on right RSh
9-16 Reel of 3, centre person passes end person on right RSh
17-24 Centre person turns end person on right RH then turns person on left ½ LH
25-28 End persons change sides, person on right dancing in front of new centre person, and end person on left behind
29-32 End persons advance and retire (towards/away from centre place) while centre person retire and advance (up/down)

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

Dance Notes

Original text:
1-8 1 dances Fig of 8 round 2 and 3 (RSh to 2)
9-16 3 dances Fig of 8 round 2 and 1 (RSh to 2)
16-32 As above

(Dance notes by MINICRIB)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

The Three Perfumes, Art Nouveau
"The Three Perfumes" Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh (1864-1933), Pencil/Watercolor, c. 1912

Image copyright Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh, Public domain, via WikiArt.

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