Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Black Powder Rifle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Black Powder Rifle by Sue McKinnell 5x32 Reel for 5C (Set Dance)

1-8 1C dance parallel figures of eight on the sides down around 2C and 3C, 1W passing 2W RS, 1M passing 2M RS to start. Meanwhile, 5C dance parallel figures of eight on the sides up around 4C and 3C, 5W passing 4W RS, 5M passing 4M RS to start. 1W and 5M end facing out.
9-12 1W followed by 1M cast one place and across the set as 2C step up
WHILE 5M followed by 5W cast up one place and across the set as 4C step down. End in the order 2, 1, 3, 5, 4 with 1C and 5C on opposite sides.
13-16 1C and 5C turn partners LH 1½ to own sides.
17-24 1W up with 2C, 5M down with 4C, 1M and 5W with 3C RHA. 1C and 5C pass partners RS into 1M up with 2C, 5W down with 4C, 1W and 5M with 3C LHA. 1C and 5C end on own sides.
25-32 All cross RH. 1C and 3C change LH on the sides. All cross RH. 1C and 5C change LH on the sides. Ending order is 2, 3, 5, 1, 4.
Repeat 5 times.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Feb 2006)


Dance Notes

Suggested music is 5X32 Reels from Gang on the Same Gate by Green Ginger.

(Dance Notes by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This dance is written for my sister Becky, who likes to go to rendezvous and owns and can shoot a black powder rifle.

Dance Information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell.

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