The Glass Scroll
by Sue McKinnell 8X32 Strathspey for 3C
1-8 1C cross RH, cast off 1 place and dance a half figure of eight, 1W up between 2C and 1M down between 3C to end facing 2nd corners.
9-16 1C dance a French Scroll with corners:
1W turn 3M RH ĺ, then 1W followed by 3M dance up the side to 2M and both turn 2M LH ĺ. 1W followed by 3M and 2M dance down the menís side and through 3rd position to form a line across the set facing up.
Meanwhile, 1M turn 2W RH ĺ, then 1M followed by 2W dance down the side to 3W and both turn 3W LH ĺ. 1M followed by 2W and 2W dance up the womenís side and through 1st position to form a line across the set facing down.
17-20 All set and link for 3 couples and end facing CW. The ending order is 3W, 3M, 1W on the menís side and 1M, 2W, 2M on the womenís side.
21-24 All chase CW one position then cross the set passing partners RS and turn to face in. The order is now 3, 1, 2 with 3C and 2C on opposite sides.
25-32 All dance diagonal rights and lefts.
Suggested music is Strathglass House from Delaware Valley Spring Ball 2003 by Keith Smith and Muriel Johnstone.
I've written a few dances now with the figure in bars 9-16 and Mady Newfield suggested that I call it a French Scroll to give it a name and make it easier to brief. The name of the dance is a combination of the name of the figure and the name of the chosen tune.