Scotland ~ RSCDS

Scotland ~ Williams Scotland ~ RSCDS

Scotland ~ RSCDS is a Scottish Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford (website) in 1698 in The Dancing Master, 10th ed.. It was interpreted by RSCDS in 1983 and published in RSCDS Book 31. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. J32

Playford's music is a slip-jig consisting of two 4 bar strains, both repeated.

Playford writes:

First man take the 2. man by the right hand, and turn a turn and a half, the 1 and 2 wo. do the same at the same time till they come into the 2. cu. place, back to back with your own, then turn your own, and back to back, sides-men go without-side the we. and come between them a quarter Figure, turn S. we. do the like
Note: Each Strain is to be play'd twice over.

Interesting the the RSCDS is unwilling to use a turn single...

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color, however the border of each dancer indicates what role they currently play so the border color may change each time through the minor set.

An online description of the dance may be found here.

The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), set, cast (and probably others).

If you find what you believe to be a mistake in this animation, please leave a comment on youtube explaining what you believe to be wrong. If I agree with you I shall do my best to fix it.

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