Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

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Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WELCOME TO THE BALL (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Ann Campbell West Toronto Ball Jigs

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s turn LH 1¼ times to Man facing up and Lady down
9-16 1s dance RH across (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s), 1s turn LH 1½ times to Lady facing up and Man down
17-24 1s dance RH across (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s), 1s turn LH 1½ times to face 2nd corners
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides (RSh to 2nd corners to start) and cross RH to 2nd place own sides

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

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Welcome To The Ball
A couple in ballgowns are at the centre of a room surrounded by other people in evening dress. Wood engraving by G. Maurand after Gustave Janet.

Image Copyright Wellcome Library, London, G. Maurand [CC BY 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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