Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Woodland Assembly

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WOODLAND ASSEMBLY (J2x64) Sq.Set Tune - Teddy Bears Picnic Barry Priddey Golden Oriole

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 1s+3s dance ½ R&L turning Ladies into centre (Ladies BtoB), set, turn partners RH into prom hold to 1s facing 2M and 3s face 4M
17-24 3s dance RSh reel of 3 across with 4M+2L (start RSh to 4M) while 1s dance reel of 3 across with 2M+4L (start RSh to 2M)
25-32 1s+3s dance ½ R&L back to original places, all set to partners and turn RH
33-40 Ladies dance Fig of 8 round partner and corner (pass behind partner to start) while Men advance and retire for 2 steps twice
41-48 All turn partners RH and dance DoSiDo with partners
49-56 Men cast to dance Fig of 8 round corner and partner (pass behind corners to start) as Ladies advance and retire twice
57-64 All turn corners RH (4 bars) and partners LH (4 bars)
65-128 Repeat with 2s+4s leading with 2s facing 3M and 4s facing 1M

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

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The tune The Teddy Bears' Picnic was the inspiration for this dance. The deviser created a special dance to please those who very much enjoyed the tune being played for other dances by the Lothian Scottish Dance Band.

Accordingly this jig, Woodland Assembly, was dedicated to that band.

Scottish Woodland
Bluebell Woods, Perthshire, Scotland

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