Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Dundee Whaler

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DUNDEE WHALER (S4x32) 4C set Roy Clowes Ormskirk 1

1- 8 2s and 4s dance Petronella to opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance Ladies' Chain
17-24 1s and 3s dance Petronella to opposite sides
25-32 1L+2M change places LH, 1M+2L also 1L+3L change places RH, 1M+3M also 1L+4M change places LH and 1M+4L change RH. 2341

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


The Dundee Whaler
Roy Clowes   Ormskirk Scottish Dances
Strathspey   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   2s 4s petronella halfway, finishing on opposite sides;

  9-16 1s2s 3s4s ladies' chains;

17-24 1s 3s petronella halfway;

25-26 1L2M cross diagonally by the left;

27-28 1M2L 1L3L cross diagonally by the right;

29-30 1M3M 1L4M cross diagonally by the left;

31-32 1M4L cross diagonally by the right, finishing 2s3s4s1s.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Instruction Videos

The Dundee Whaler - YouTube Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

Dundee (fully named as Dundee City) is the fourth-largest city in Scotland and lies on the north bank of the Firth of Tay, which feeds into the North Sea.

Dance Information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence.
Text from this original Dundee article on Wikipedia.

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'The Dundee Whaler' page