Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Breakdown

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THE BREAKDOWN (R3x32) 3C set John W Mitchell Whetherly Book 4

1- 8 1s dance Fig of 8 on own sides (giving RSh to 2s)
9-16 1L followed by partner cast behind Ladies' side, 1L dances below 3L round and up while 1M dances round 2L to dance up the middle (1M leading) to top and cast down behind Men, 1M dances round 3M and 1L round 2M
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) and 1s end facing up
25-32 1s dance RH across with 2L+3L and LH across with 2M+3M, 1s end 3rd place own sides. 231

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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