Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dawn Is Breaking

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DAWN IS BREAKING (R8x32) 3C (4C set)

1- 8 1s set, cast and turn LH 1½ times to face 1st corner
9-16 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners and ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners to end facing 3rd corners (pstn)
17-28 1s Dance to Each Corner and Set:-
' 17-18 1s change places with 3rd corner (pstn) passing RSh and corners pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right in centre to face 4th corner (pstn) (as 4th corners set)
' 19-20 Original 3rd corners change places with 4th corners passing RSh and 4th corners pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right to face 1s in 1st corner (pstn) as 1s set
' 21-22 Original 4th corners change places with 1s passing RSh and 1s pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right to face 4th corner (pstn) as original 3rd corners set
' 23-28 Repeat this Fig once more until 1s meet again in centre
29-32 2s+1s+3s turn partners 2H

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

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Dawn Breaking, Sutherland, Scotland

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