The Nova Scotia
The Nova Scotian

Source: Maurice Hennigar; published in English Dance & Song, Autumn 1967, Volume XXIX No. 3
Formation: Longways; Duple Minor; First Couples Improper

A1 Neighbour Handy Hand Allemande (#1s Down the Middle)
#1s Swing - finish Facing Down
A2 Down the Hall in Lines of Three (leaving #2 Man behind) (4)
Right Hand High, Left Hand Low: Invert the Line (4)
Up the Hall in Lines of Three (4)
#2 Lady Cast Off with #2 Man; #1s face #2s (4)
B1 Ladies' Chain
Circle Left
B2 Right & Left Through x2

32 bar reels.

The dance was published in Zesty Contras in 1983 with the name "The Nova Scotian" and the heading "Adpt by Folk Process". That is the version I have documented above. You can see the earlier version below. #1 Lady's Allemande has been changed so that she flows into the Swing instead of having to turn around. #2 Lady is helped into position for the Ladies' Chain by #2 Man helping her Cast into place.

Original page from English Dance & Song, Autumn 1967

The Nova Scotia

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