Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Wife She Brewed It

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE WIFE SHE BREWED IT (S4x32) 4C set Hugh Foss Four Dances (S L Gordon)

1- 4 All Adv&Ret (1 step each) and cross RH
5- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s Adv&Ret diagonally (1 step each). 1s+2s also 3s+4s change places LH on sides (2L polite turn)
9-12 1s+4s+3s dance ½ reel of 3 on sides (1s+4s pass RSh to start)
13-16 All set, cross RH back to own sides. 2341
17-20 2s lead down while 1s lead up (3s step up / 4s step down) and 2s+1s dance ½ RH across. 3(1)(2)4
21-24 nearer hands joined 3s dance down while 4s dance up (1s step up / 2s step down) and 3s+4s circle 4H ½ round. (1)(4)(3)(2)
25-28 1s+4s also 2s+3s circle 4H once round, 3s and 4s drop partner's hand to form large circle
29-32 All continue circle 8H ½ round to Left to end on own sides. 2341

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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