Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Cats Paw

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CATS PAW (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Alice McLean Laurieston Collection 1

1- 8 1s dance down, cast up round 3s, between 2s and cast down to 2nd place
9-16 1s+1st corners dance RH across, 1s+2nd corners dance LH across 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass LSh and dance ½ reel with 2nd corners - 1s end 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 1s dance ½ reels of 3 across (Lady with 2s (3rd place) and Man with 3s) and dance ½ reels of 3 on own sides

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

Dance Information

This dance, Cats Paw is from the Laurieston Collection of dances by Alice McLean. Laurieston is a district in the Gorbals area situated south of the River Clyde, in the Scottish city of Glasgow.
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