Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Welcome To The Dance

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WELCOME TO THE DANCE (J32) Round The Room Elinor Vandegrift Let's All Dance
Round the room dance, 2 facing 2

1- 8 All circle 4H round and back
9-16 All dance RH across and LH back
17-24 1M+2L also 1L+2M turn RH and turn LH
25-32 1s+2s Adv&Ret, 1s also 2s advance and pass RSh to meet the next couple

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

Welcome To The Dance
Elinor M Vandegrift   Let's All Dance
Jig   n x 32 bars   2 Couple Repeat   2 Couple Set   Progressive Round the Room Set
1s face 2s around the room, 1s going clockwise, 2s anticlockwise.

  1-8   All 4 hands round and back;

  9-16 All 4 hands across and back;

17-20 1M2L 1L2M turn by the right;

21-24 1M2L 1L2M turn by the left;

25-28 1s 2s advance and retire;

29-32 1M2L 1L2M advance, pass giving right shoulder, take nearer hands with partner and continue to meet the next couple.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Welcome To The Dance
Welcome To The Dance
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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