Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

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Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WELCOME SPRING (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Jonathan W J Gillespie

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s lead down LH, cross below 3s and cast up 1 place to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reels of 4 with 1st corners; 1s pass RSh to give RH to partner and LH to 3rd corner (1st corner person), Balance-in-Line and 1s turn partner RH 1¼ times to face 2nd corner
17-24 1s repeat 9-16 with 2nd corners and 1s ½ turn RH to 2nd places opposite sides
25-32 3s+1s+2s chase clockwise ½ way and all turn partners RH

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Spring, Art Nouveau, watercolor
"Spring" Frances Macdonald MacNair (1873 - 1921), Watercolor, c. 1900/05

Image copyright Frances Macdonald MacNair, Public domain, via WikiArt.

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