Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Two Of The Best

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TWO OF THE BEST (J96) Sq.Set Ann Dix Reel Friends 1

1- 8 1s and 3s set to opposite person, change places RH (in middle), set again and Ladies turn right to end in own places while Men end in each others place
9-16 2s and 4s repeat
17-24 1s+3s ½ Ladies' Chain, 2s+4s ½ Ladies' Chain
25-32 All dance ½ Grand Chain (RH to corners), all promenade anticlockwise to end opposite original partners with Ladies in centre facing partners
33-40 All petronella turn to Men in centre facing anticlockwise and Ladies facing clockwise on outside
41-48 Ladies dance ¼ round while Men dance ½ LH across, all ½ turn new partner and Men dance ¼ round while Ladies dance ½ LH across, all ½ turn new partners (Ladies into centre)
49-56 Repeat with Ladies ending on partners right in square formation
57-64 Men dance in front of partner, behind next Lady to opposite place, Ladies dance in front of their new partner, behind next Man to partner's right
65-96 Repeat bars 1-32

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

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