Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

YNYSLAS (S3x32) 3C Set Sam Wilkins Woodside Collection

1- 8 2s pass LSh to dance Corner pass and turn with 1st corners, pass RSh; 2s dance Corner pass and turn with 2nd corners and end facing out
9-16 2s dance Diagonal Fig of 8:
 2s dance RSh round 3rd corner (pstn), pass LSh up/down, dance LSh round 1st corner (pstn) and pass RSh to place while 1s+3s cross RH with partner, set and change places LH up/down. (3)2(1)
17-28 All dance R&L for 3 couples:
 17-18 All 3 couples cross RH with dancer opposite
 19-20 Dancers in 1L place and 3M place change places diagonally LH while other couples change places LH on side
 21-28 Repeat bars 17-20 twice more from new places. (No polite turns until bar 28) (3)2(1)
29-32 All set on sides, 3s cross RH while 2s cast to 3rd place while 1s cross up to 2nd place. 312

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

Dance Information

Ynyslas (Welsh for 'Blue Island') is a small village about 1.5 miles north of Borth and 8 miles north of Aberystwyth, within the county of Ceredigion, Wales.

It is sandwiched between a long sandy beach in Cardigan Bay and the beach in the Dyfi Estuary. The Ynyslas Sand Dunes, located between the sea and the estuary beach, form part of the Dyfi National Nature Reserve and provide a habitat for numerous rare plants and animals.

A fortuitous blending of light, water and colour at the mouth of the Dyfi, Ynyslas.
Colourful Sands, Ynyslas

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