Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

William Elphinstone

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WILLIAM ELPHINSTONE (S5x32) 5C set John Drewry Quincentenary SCDs

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s Set&Link, 2s+1s and 4s+3s circle 4H left
9-16 1s and 3s turn 1st corners RH, 1M dances LH across with 2s as 3L dances LH across with 5s ending with 1M and 3L in centre facing opposite side while 1L and 3M dance LH across with 4s for 2 steps, 1L and 3M continue to turn as 4s dance out of wheel turning right and dance to opposite side
17-24 End trios dance 6 bar snake:
   1M leads 2M+2L out and down to bottom 1M ends in 4M place while 3L leads 5L+5M out and up to top 3L ends in 2L place while 1L+3M+4s dance ½ reel of across set in 3rd place and 1L dances to 4L place, 4L to 3L place, 3M to 2M place and 4M to 3M place, all join hands in circle and set. 53412
25-32 All circle 10H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Major-General William George Keith Elphinstone CB (1782 - 23 April 1842) was an officer of the British Army during the 19th century.

Born in Scotland in 1782; he was the son of William Fullerton Elphinstone, who was a director of the British East India Company, and nephew of Admiral George Keith Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith.

William Elphinstone
Major-General William Elphinstone

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