Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Down Corkery Road

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DOWN CORKERY ROAD (J3x48) 3C Set Craig Williams Ardbrae 50 Years
1- 8 1s lead down (3 bars) and back up (3 bars) and cast (2s step up 7-8)
9-16 1s set to 1st corners and dance La Baratte:-
' 11-12 1s ½ turn corners RH and retain hands but at arm's length from each other
' 13-14 Men retrace steps with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Ladies original place) and releasing Ladies RH she turns under Mans left arm until almost in original places
' 15-16 1s+1st corners change places LH to opposite places
17-20 2M followed by 1M dance up behind 2L and down middle while 3L followed by 1L dance down behind 3M and up middle
21-24 1s + 1st corners (2M+3L) dance LH across. 1s end in 2nd place own sides, corners in diagonally opposite corner place
25-32 1s set to 2nd corners and dance La Baratte (start with LH turn)
33-36 3M+1M dance down behind 2M (in 3rd place) and up middle while 2L+1L dance up behind 3L (in 1st place) and down middle
37-40 1s + 2nd corners dance RH across. Is end in 2nd place own sides, 2nd corners in diagonally opposite corner place
41-44 1s dance ½ reels of 3 across (1M up, passing 3M by RSh, 1L down, passing 2L by RSh)
45-48 1s turn RH 1½ times to 2nd place own sides

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

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