Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Custom Builder

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CUSTOM BUILDER (aka Uncle George) (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue McKinnell

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast 1 place, turn LH 1½ times to 1L facing her 1st corner with her partner behind her
9-16 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reel of 3 with 1st corners, 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reel with her 2nd corner
17-24 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reels of 3 with Man's 1st corner (pstn), 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reel with Man's 2nd corner (pstn)
25-32 1s dance down between 3s and cast up, 1s dance up between 2s and cast to 2nd places

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


The Custom Builder (aka Uncle George) by Sue McKinnell 8X32 Jig for 2C

1-8 1C turn RH ( 2 bars), cast 1 place, and turn LH (4 bars) to end 1W facing 2M, 1M right behind her. 2C step up on bars 3-4.
9-12 1C dance a half RS reel with 1st corners, swapping places as they round the end of the loop; 1M end facing 3M, 1W right behind him.
13-16 1C dance a half LS reel with 2nd corners, swapping places as they round the end of the loop; 1W end facing 2M in 3W's position, 1M right behind her.
17-20 1C dance a half RS reel with 1st corners, swapping places as they round the end of the loop; 1M end facing 3M in 2W's position, 1W right behind him.
21-24 1C dance a half LS reel with 2nd corners, swapping places as they round the end of the loop; 1C end in the center of the set in 2nd place facing down, nearer hands joined.
25-32 1C dance down between 3C, cast up behind 3C to 2nd place, dance up between 2C, and cast behind 2C to 2nd place on own sides.
Repeat.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Sep 2010)


Dance Notes

Suggested music is Flights of Fancy from Celebrate 50 Years with the Boston Branch.

Note that in bars 9-24 1C is dancing full reels on the sides WHILE corners are dancing half diagonal reels.

(Dance Notes by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)


Dance Information

I wrote this dance on 9/7/2010 - the day I heard that my Uncle George had died at age 86 that morning. This dance is in his honor. My Uncle George was a custom home builder in New Jersey.

Dance Information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell.

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