Niols’s Collection of (Mostly Unpublished) Scottish Country Dances

La Ville Lumière

32-bar reel for four couples in a four-couple longwise set

Get the description of the dance as PDF.

See this dance in the Scottish Country Dance Database.

1st couple set and cast off one place as 4th couple set and cast up one place. 2nd couple step up and 3rd couple step down on bars 3-4.
1st and 4th couples dance right hands across to finish facing third corners, that is, 1st man facing 2nd man with 4th man behind him and 4th woman facing 3rd woman with 1st woman behind her.
“Dolphin corners pass & turn”: 1st man followed by 4th man and 4th woman followed by 1st woman pass third corners by the right and change lead; corners dance in and turn right hand back to place as 4th man followed by 1st man and 1st woman followed by 4th woman dance in and pass right shoulders to face fourth corners. Repeat with fourth corners to finish 1st and 4th couples in the middle of the set with both hands joined with partner.
1st and 4th couple dance a poussette to finish in the order 2, 4, 1, 3.
All 4 couples dance eight hands round and back.
Repeat from new positions.
Devised by Nicolas “Niols” Jeannerod in April 2019.

Recommended music: La Ville Lumière, by Pascaline Latour.