The Scotch Ramble ~ Williams is an English Country Dance. It was published by Johnson in about 1750 in Two Hundred Favourite Country Dances, Vol. 8. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2022. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 18 bars.
Johnson calls the dance The Scotch Ramble and writes:
First Cu. cast off two Cu. Lead up to the Top and cast off Hands 4 round with the 3d. Cu. Right hands and Left with the 2d. Cu. foot it at both Corners & turn Lead out on both sides and turn
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.
The dances of George Williams (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
|A1||1-4||1s cast below 3s, loop around them, lead to top and cast down as 2s lead up|
|A2||1-2||1s+3s circle left|
|3-4||1s+2s four changes of a circular hey|
|B1||1-2||1s+1s corners set and two hand turn|
|3-5||1s+2nd corners set and two hand turn|
|B2||1-2||1s lead out through through the men's side, cast around nearest corner|
|3-5||1s lead out through the women's side, cast around nearest corner back to places|
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