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0 00:00Gay Gordons X16 · 1RR
Six Scottish Dances (YSDA 1) · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Circle, all C face cclw.

March 4 steps in Allemande hold (L.R.L.R). swiveling R on 4th step, to face clw | March 4 steps backward (L.R.L.R.) ; repeat
M marches (or dances) 8 steps forward, while{4} P advances swiveling R under his up-raised right arm ; Take ballroom hold and polka (or waltz), finishing in original position, ready to repeat

Allemande hold, Polka

0 00:00Dunnet Head R32 · 4/4L
Peter Knight: A Guide to Scottish Country Dancing (ex-Collins) · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1W followed by all W cross at top, cast behind opposite line, cross back at bottom and up to places
Men repeat
All Circle8 and back
All C (NHJ) A&R ; 1c lead to 4pl (2c+3c+4c up)

Trains, Advance and Retire

0 00:00St Bernard's Waltz W16 · 1RR
Bill Smith: A Guide to Scottish Country Dancing (ex-Collins) · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Couples in circle RR in Ballroom hold, men on inside

3 steps sideways (W Right, M Left), stamp both feet ; 2 steps back | two steps towards centre (M start L foot, W R foot)
2 steps back in | W turns about on the spot under the joined hands ; Waltz onwards round the room

Step along+back, to centre & out, Lady under, Waltz

0 00:00A London Celebration R32 · 2RR
Ann Dix · Crib: E-cribs

Couple face couple RR

All Circle 4 and back
W to W A&R ; M repeat
with opposite dance BtoB ; with P in promhold, pass Lsh to meet next couple

Hands across, DoSiDo, Promenade

0 00:00Jig to the Music J32 · 3/3L
Doris Young and dancers of Airyhall class of RSCDS Aberdeen Branch: A Second Book of Graded Scottish Country Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1c+2c+3c A&R ; dance BtoB
1c+2c+3c Turn RH ; turn LH
1c slip down | up ; cast off two (2c+3c up on [23-24])
2c+3c+1c Circle6 and back

DoSiDo, Slip Down & Back

0 00:00Canadian Barn Dance X16 · 1RR
B Durrands: A Guide to Scottish Country Dancing (ex-Collins) · Crib: E-cribs

move forwards with 3 runs (outer foot starting) and a hop | repeat backwards
move away from partner with the same step and clap on the hop | and back into ballroom hold
Slip- in-slip-hop in line of dance (RR cclw) | same back
progress RR cclw with half turns in step-hop and open out to begin again

Forward & Back, Away & Clap, Chassé, Step-hop

0 00:00My Love she's but a Lassie yet R32 · 2/4L
RSCDS IX 4 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Two chords, on 2nd chord 1c change places and face 2c

1W+2M & 1M+2W set and change places Rsh ; 2c+1c set to P and cross Rsh to face other C
Repeat 1-8
1c+2c circle4 L twice, ending for
1c+2c Poussette (1c begin and end on the opposite side)

1c cross to own side and the new first couple cross to opposite side on [31-32] of their »idle« time (recommended by TACnotes and in the Strathspey List FAQ). This dance is frequently done round-the-room, in which case DI = 100%

Circle, Poussette

0 00:00The Dashing White Sergeant R32 · 3+3RR
RSCDS III 2 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Trio face trio RR.

Circle6 and back
Each centre person sets to RH P and turns him/her BH ; repeat with LH P
Reel3 across, Lsh to RH P
In lines of 3 across A&R ; advance Rsh through the opposite line of 3 to meet the next line of 3.

Many variations in handing, polite turns and shoulder exist

Set to and turn Partners

0 00:00Boston Two Step -16 · 1RR
Tom Walton: A Guide to Scottish Country Dancing (ex-Collins) · Crib: E-cribs

Holding nearer hands and facing cclw: Balance away, balance together, walk 3 steps and turn alone on 4th ; Repeat the above.
Hold both hands, facing, balance (woman's right, mans left) balance in other direction, 2 slow slide steps in first direction (This balance is similar to the English setting) ; in ballroom hold, 4 2-steps once around, end in 'open' position ready to dance again.

(The Boston Two Step probably has many regional variations).

Balance away, balance together, Ballroom hold

0 00:00The Eightsome Reel R464 · 4S
RSCDS II 12 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Part A

All C circle8 and back
1W+2W+3W+4W RHA, holding P LH ; all C veer right NHJ to bring M to the middle for LHA back to places, M holding P RH.
All C set to partners twice ; turn partners once BH, to finish facing partners in original places
All C G-Chain (2 skip change par hand) to own places, finishing facing the centre (no polite turn)

Part B

1W moves to centre, and dances alone (any suitable reel steps) while{} 1M+2c+3c+4c circle7 and back
1W sets to and turns P BH ; sets to and turns opposite M (3M) BH
1W+1M+3M Reel3, 1W starts with Lsh to 1M, 1W stays in the centre at the end
Repeat bars 1-8
1W sets to and turns M on right (4M) BH ; sets to and turns opposite M (2M) BH
1W+4M+2M Reel3, 1W starts with Lsh to 4M, at the end 1W resumes her original place, and 2W moves into the centre

Repeat part B 7 times, with 2W, 3W, 4W, 1M, ... 4M each in turn in the centre. On bars 9- the W/M in the centre first sets to the P, then to the opposite M/W. In bars 33- the W/M first sets to the M/W on the L (seen from inside) of her/his original position, then the M/W opposite.
repeat part A

St Andrews Cross, Grand Chain, Set to & turn both

0 00:00La Valletta R32 · 4/4L
James B Cosh: The New Glenshee Collection · Crib: MiniCribs

3s & 4s start on opp sides

1L+2M also 3L+4M turn RH 1.1/2 times, centre couples dance LH across
1M+2L also 3M+4L turn RH 1.1/2 times, centre couples dance LH across. (2)(1) 4 3
All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
4s dance diagonal R&L (M down) (2)(3) 4 1

Note the new 1s+2s will now be on opposite sides while 3s+4s are on own sides

Four Hands across, Reel of four, Diagonal Rights & Lefts

0 00:00Virginia Reel R40 · 4/4L
A Guide to Scottish Country Dancing (ex-Collins) · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

A&R ; A&R
All turn P RH ; turn LH
All turn P BH ; dance BtoB
1c slip down ; slip up
1c cast, others following ; 1c arch and others pass under (2,3,4,1)

Walking step, begin on left foot. Can also be danced with more couples in the set

Slip down and up; Trains and under Arch

0 00:00Lambeth Walk -16 · 1RR
A Guide to Scottish Country Dancing (ex-Collins)

Forward, Link left arms & strut, Walk outwards

0 00:00Britannia Two Step X16 · 3pRR
A Guide to Scottish Country Dancing (ex-Collins) · Crib: MiniCribs

Round the Room in 3s facing anticlockwise

Nearer hands joined, touch the left heel then the left toe to the floor, bouncing on the right foot with each touch, All skip to the left for one step. Repeat with opposite feet.
Skip forward for two steps, then backwards for two steps.
All set & Ladies turn under Mans arms
Skip forward for two steps, then backwards for two steps

Left Heel-Toe, Forward, Kick & back, Set, Turn ladies under

0 00:00Bluebell Polka P16 · 1RR
Johnny Coombs: Collins Pocket Reference: Scottish Country Dancing

Ladies on inside set, men repeat, Ladies backward, Ballroom hold

0 00:00A Highland Welcome R32 · 2RR
Bill Forbes: Dance Scottish, A resource for teaching SCD in schools · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Couples circle4 and back
Turn person opposite LH ; turn P RH and face the other C
A&R ; All advance, couples facing clw make arch & others passing under.

Circle, Hands across, Turn, Advance & retire, Arch

0 00:00Orcadian Strip the Willow J16 · other/-anyL
Collins Little Books: Scottish Dance · Crib: SCDDB Contributed Cribs & Diagrams

1st couple spin RH.
1st couple work down the opposite line (i.e. of the people of the opposite sex) turning side person LH, partner RH, next side person LH, ... [2 bars per turn] When 1st couple reach the bottom, they spin to the end of the phrase, then join the side lines.

A new couple starts every 16 bars.


[square backets mark additions by person entering the dance into SCD Database]

Spin right hand, Turn side left & partner right, Spin

0 00:00Kelvingrove Two Step -16 · 1RR
A Guide to Scottish Country Dancing (ex-Collins) · Crib: E-cribs

Couples in two circles round the room, M inside, facing partner.

Men (start L foot) retire 4 steps | advance 4 ;
BHJ 4 steps along circle (M L, W R) (step, cross other foot over, step, point other foot in the air) | Repeat back with other feet)
With PdB , turn away from partner right round | BHJ with P set ; In Ballroom hold Polka

0 00:00Pride of Erin Waltz W32 · 1RR
Charles Wood: A Guide to Scottish Country Dancing (ex-Collins) · Crib: SCDDB Contributed Cribs & Diagrams

Formation: couples around the room facing anti-clockwise, ladies on the right. Music: 32 bar waltzes.

Nearer hands joined, swing the inner leg (and joined hands) forward and back, then walk forwards.
Repeat in the opposite direction.
Facing partner, both hands joined, and heading clockwise, cross trailing leg over leading leg (ie right over left for ladies, left over right for men), then point with leading leg.
Repeat in opposite direction.
Take four steps anti-clockwise, pulling leading shoulder back to face alternately away from and towards your partner with each step.
Joining both hands, swing together (slightly to the right of partner) and away, then change places, turning the lady under the man's left arm while doing so. Repeat.
In ballroom hold, take two steps anti-clockwise, then two clockwise.
Waltz round the room.

Repeat ad lib.


Turn away, Step, swing, back, change places lady under, Chassé