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Ysobel Stewart Of Fish Hoek

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YSOBEL STEWART OF FISH HOEK (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Mervyn C Short RSCDS Book 52

1- 8 1s+2s dance the Tourbillon
9-12 1s set advancing to 1st corners and turn corners 2H into lines of 3 across, 1L between 2s, 1M between 3s
13-16 1s set advancing to 2nd corners and turn corners 2H to end 1s in 2nd place opposite sides
17-24 1s pass LSh to dance ½ diag reel of 4 with 3rd corners, pass LSh to dance ½ diag reel of 4 with 4th corners. 1s end in 2nd place own sides
25-30 1L+3s (at top) and 1M with 2s (at bottom) dance 3H round to Left, 1s drop LH and 1L leads 3s down Ladies' side, 1M leads 2s up Men's side into circle 6H ½ round to Left. 2(1)3
31-32 1s cross RH to own sides

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


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Ysobel Stewart of Fish Hoek is more widely known as Ysobel Stewart of Fasnacloich, the co-founder of the RSCDS.

Ysobel Stewart (1882 - 1968), the third child of Colonel and Mrs Campbell of Inverneill and Ross, was brought up and educated at Inverneill House, Argyll and from 1897 - 1899 she was a pupil at St Leonard's School for girls in St Andrews, Fife.

In 1909 Miss Ysobel Campbell married Major Ian Stewart living in Ayr until 1934.

Ysobel Stewart became a Girl Guide Commissioner and wanted to collect and publish Scottish dances and to teach Scottish Country Dancing to the young women in the Guides.

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS), was founded in 1923 as the Scottish Country Dance Society by Jean Milligan and Ysobel Stewart of Fasnacloich, who wanted to preserve country dancing as performed in Scotland.

In 1934 Major Ian Stewart retired and they both moved to Camserney Cottage near Aberfeldy in Perthshire. After Major Ian died in 1948 Mrs Stewart returned to Argyll.

In 1955 Mrs Stewart moved to South Africa where she had family (a niece and cousins) and so she settled in Fish Hoek near the Indian Ocean until she died there in 1968 aged 86.

The name, Fish Hoek, partially translated from Dutch, means "fish corner or fish glen".

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