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Dancing Database


Dancing Database

Charles Upton of Deeside Society has created a very useful database of Scottish Country Dances. It lists the majority of dances and explains how each can be done in a very easy to read format as shown below with the popular dance Dream Catcher. It allows those who are creating dance programmes to list the dance with the details of how to do them.

1- 8
All circle 8H round & back
9-16 1s+3s dance the Swirl: - Turn partner RH into Allemande hold, dance LSh round other couple way, dance LH across way & swirl to face side couples (BtoB with ptnr & Lady facing Man)
17-24 All dance reels of 4 across
25-32 All set, dancing couples dance out between side couples, cross & cast, change places RH with partner back to places
33-40 All set, advance with partners, retire diagonally with corners & set
41-48 1L+4M dance R&L with 3L+2M (on diagonal)
49-56 1M+2L dance R&L with 3M+4L (other diagonal)
57-64 All set with corners, Adv+Ret with partners & set
65-88 2s & 4s repeat bars 9-32
89-96 All circle 8H round & back

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