Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Chasing Castles

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Chasing Castles by Sue McKinnell 8x32 Reel for 3C

1-8 1C cross down into figure of eight around 2C; 1C end between 2C facing down, 1W on the left.
9-16 1C cross down into figure of eight around 3C; 1C end in 2nd place on own sides; 2C step up on bars 11-12.
17-20 1C dance petronella turn 1W between 2C position and 1M between 3C position
WHILE 2C and 3C trade places on the sides RH. All take hands up and down the set and set.
21-24 1C dance petronella turn to 2nd place on opposite sides
WHILE 2C and 3C change places across the dance LH. All take hands on the sides and set.
25-28 1C dance petronella turn 1W between 3C position and 1M between 2C position
WHILE 2C and 3C trade places on the sides RH. All take hands up and down the set and set.
29-32 1C dance petronella turn to 2nd place on own sides
WHILE 2C and 3C change places across the dance LH. All take hands on the sides and set.
Repeat.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Aug 2001)


Dance Notes

Suggested music is The Reel of the Gordon Highlanders from Green Ginger.

(Dance Notes by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

During my August 2001 trip to Scotland we visited a number of castles. My favorite was Inverlochy Castle, which was built in the 1300's and is the classic shape of a castle in childhood stories (square with round towers at the corners).
Inverlochy Castle Image
Inverlochy Castle


Dance Information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell.
Image Copyright Phillip Williams under this Creative Commons Licence.

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