Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

What You Please

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WHAT YOU PLEASE (J8x40) 3C (4C set) 99 More SCDs

1- 8 1s+2s set, cross RH and dance RH across
9-16 1s+2s set, cross LH and dance LH across
17-24 1s lead down the middle, back to top and cast to 2nd places
25-32 1s+3s circle 4H round and back
33-40 2s+1s dance R&L

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

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Dance Information

What You Please is a Scottish Country Dance published by the Skillern in about 1780 (The RSCDS claims 1781, but it appeared earlier). It was interpreted by the RSCDS in Miss Milligan's Miscellany #2.

Skillern wrote:

First and 2d. Cu Set change & Right hands across -
The same back again & Left hands across -
lead down the middle up again and cast off -
Hands 4 at bottom Right and Left at top -

(Dance information copyright, reproduced here with the kind permission of George Williams)

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