The Red Dance

This dance is suitable for experienced dancers only. You need to be an independent dancer with the ability to dance an unfamiliar dance – from a brief only. This dance may occasionally be walked once (quickly).


  • June 17th

    Best Set in the Hall
    Helen Greenwood   RSCDS Book 46
    Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

    1-2   1s set, 1L turning on the spot to finish facing out;

    3-6   1s chase clockwise halfway around the set, finishing below 3s on opposite sides;

    7-8   1L cast up, dance in and pull left shoulder back WHILE 1M dance up and pull right shoulder back to finish back-to-back facing first corners;

    9-10 1s set to first corners;

    11-12 1s pull right shoulder back and dance out to partner’s first corner position WHILE first corners advance and pull right shoulder back to finish facing the corner position just vacated;

    13-14 1s set to the facing corner person;

    15-16 first corners (persons) pull right shoulder back and dance out to their opposite corner position WHILE 1s advance, giving right shoulder, and pull right shoulder back to finish back-to-back facing second corners;

    17-22 1s repeat bars 9-16 with second corners;

    23-24 second corners (persons) pull right shoulder back and dance out to their opposite corner position WHILE 1s cross, passing right shoulder, to finish 3s1s2s, all on opposite sides;

    25-28 all chase clockwise halfway around the set, finishing 2s3s1s on own sides;

    29-32 all turn by the right.