We're using cookies to make this site more secure, featureful and efficient.

Dance Lord Rosslyn's Fancy 3953

Jig · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Thomas (19C) Wilson
Intensity
880/888/880/888 = 83% (1 turn), 62% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra Info
Source: Dances for 1813, published by Button and Whitaker, 1813.

Source: Dances for 1813, published by Button and Whitaker, 1813.

Lord Rosslyn's Fancy

Lord Rosslyn was a Scot turned English politician.

Alexander Wedderburn was born in 1733, the son of Peter Wedderburn, who when made a Lord of Session styled himself Lord Chesterhall. Wedderburn attended Edinburgh University and studied at the Inner Temple. To please his father, Wedderburn returned to Scotland for a short time and qualified for the bar but in 1757 he went to London and the Inner Temple. Through the influence of his friends, John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713–1792) and William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (1705–1793), he put his feet on the first rungs of the political ladder. First Solicitor-General, then Attorney-General, he became Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in 1780 as Lord Loughborough and in 1793 he was made Lord Chancellor, in which post he remained until 1801. Politically unstable, Wedderburn swung from Tory to Whig and back to Tory during the course of his career. In 1801 he was created first Earl of Rosslyn and he retired from public life. He died at his English estate in 1805 and was buried in St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Since it was a well-known fact that Lord Rosslyn was, though a brilliant orator, an exceedingly dull man, it is surprising thgat a dance was devised in his honour, but perhaps there was pride taken in his accomplishments, particularly when viewed from a distance.

Lord Rosslyn's Fancy 3/4L · J32
1–
1c+2c set | ½ RHA ; set | ½ LHA
9–
1c+2c+3c set | cross RH ; repeat, 1c+2c finishing for
17–
1c+2c Poussette, 1c finishing in the middle for
25–
2c+1c+3c DTr.
Lord Rosslyn's Fancy 3/4L · J32
1-8
1s+2s set, dance 1/2 RH across, set & dance 1/2 LH across
9-16
1s+2s+3s all set & cross RH, set & cross back RH
17-24
1s+2s dance Poussette. 2 1 3
25-32
1s dance Double Triangles

Sorry, this browser doesn't seem to do SVG graphics :^(

Watch on YouTube

(YouTube must be enabled in cookie preferences to embed videos.)

(No short description.)

Added on: 2019-02-12 (Martina Mueller-Franz)
Quality: Demonstration quality

Watch on YouTube

(YouTube must be enabled in cookie preferences to embed videos.)

(No short description.)

Added on: 2019-02-13 (Murrough Landon)
Quality: Demonstration quality

Watch on YouTube

(YouTube must be enabled in cookie preferences to embed videos.)

(No short description.)

Added on: 2018-11-23 (Nicolas Bazille)
Quality: Informal/Social (RSCDS)

NameDateOwnerLast changed
Oldenburg 2021-11-08 2021-11-08 Martin McWilliam Nov. 7, 2021, 4:40 p.m.
RSCDS Falkirk 2013 Christmas Dance Craig Skinner Feb. 19, 2014, 6:20 p.m.
9th Frankfurt Spring Ball 1977 1977-05-14 Anselm Lingnau Feb. 6, 2024, 2:22 p.m.
Oldenburg 2018-09-03 2018-09-03 Martin McWilliam Sept. 14, 2018, 8:31 p.m.
FSCDC Class 5 November 2019 2019-11-05 Anselm Lingnau Nov. 6, 2019, 9:03 a.m.
FSCDC Class 21 June 2022 2022-06-21 Anselm Lingnau July 25, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
Richmond 23.01.19 2019-01-23 Simon Stewart Jan. 13, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Richmond ~ 190123 Dance 2019-01-23 James Wilson Jan. 21, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
RSCDS Book 15 Ward Fleri Jan. 18, 2022, 8:59 p.m.
CGB November 2021 Evenings 2021-11-17 Martin McWilliam Nov. 19, 2021, 2:45 p.m.
Biggar Annual Dance 2019 (Copy) 2019-04-05 Senga Simpson Jan. 29, 2019, 10:32 a.m.
Biggar Annual Dance 2019-04-05 Senga Simpson Jan. 30, 2019, 2:51 p.m.
Minstead Scottish Country Dancers Dancing at Minstead Village Hall - October 2008 2008-10-25 Andy Peterson Jan. 2, 2021, 11:42 p.m.
Mini bal 14 décembre 2018-12-14 Raphaelle orgeret Nov. 25, 2018, 8:24 p.m.
Delaware Valley RSCDS Spring Ball - 1991 1991-03-23 Andy Peterson March 31, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
NYD '24 draft 2024-01-01 Loren Wright Nov. 26, 2023, 6:07 p.m.
Bedford SDG 2017-03-12 Supper Dance 2017-03-12 Keith Rose Jan. 11, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
St John's 2013-11-23 Ball 2013-11-23 David McQuillan Nov. 8, 2014, 10:04 p.m.
Unit 5 Dances Charles Liu March 4, 2015, 2:18 a.m.
Unit 5 dance assignment bank December 2017 Sue Ronald April 27, 2018, 6:55 p.m.
Exam list 2018-09-15 Atsuko Clement May 19, 2023, 3:32 a.m.
Manual - Dances with Tunes good for step practice Margaret Chambers Aug. 20, 2019, 1:04 p.m.
20170626 - Unit 5 teaching 2017-06-26 Zsofia Jozsef July 19, 2017, 11:55 p.m.
Dances Taught at Pinewoods 2022 Lydia Hedge July 29, 2022, 1:43 a.m.
A&P Tuesday Combined class 2022-09-20 Holly Boyd May 9, 2023, 2:53 p.m.
BHB 2020 recent dances Charles Liu July 31, 2019, 3:14 p.m.

SCDDB User Ratings

. 0 votes
. 0 votes
. 0 votes
. 0 votes
. 0 votes
. 0 votes

Rate this Dance

Sign in to rate this dance!

User Reviews

Sign in to review this dance!