Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Coats Land

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

COATS LAND (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring Scotia Suite

1- 8 1s dance in and cast to 3rd place, 2s+3s+1s set and ½ turn RH to face down
9-16 2s+3s+1s dance Allemande (down) to end 132 on opposite sides
17-24 1M followed by 3M+2M chase ½ way anticlockwise while 1L followed by 3L+2L chase ½ way clockwise (inside Men), 1s dance up to top and cast to 2nd places
25-32 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) and pass RSh to dance LH across with other couple

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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Coats Land is a region in Antarctica which lies westward of Queen Maud Land and forms the eastern shore of the Weddell Sea, extending in a general northeast-southwest direction between 20º00'W and 36º00'W. The northeast part was discovered from the Scotia by William S. Bruce, leader of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-04. He named the region Coats Land after James Coats, Jr., and Major Andrew Coats, the two chief supporters of the expedition.

Caird Coast is that portion of the coast of Coats Land lying between the terminus of Stancomb-Wills Glacier, in 20º00'W, and the vicinity of the Hayes Glacier, in 27º54'W. Shackleton named it for Sir James Key Caird, patron of the expedition.

Coats Land Image
The Sheer Ice Cliffs Of The Caird Coast, Coats Land, As Seen By Shackleton's Expedition In January, 1915


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