Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Emmett's Chase

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

EMMETT'S CHASE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Brenchley The Other Kangaroo Paw

1- 8 1L sets and casts 1 place, 1L dances ½ Fig of 8 round 3s and ends in middle while 1M stands for 2 bars and sets then crosses and casts to end behind 1L
9-16 1s+3L dance LH across and end facing 2M, 1s dance (1L leading) ½ diagonal Tandem reel of 3 with 2M+3L passing 2M RSh to start
17-24 1s+3M dance RH across and end facing 2L, 1s dance ½ diagonal Tandem reel of 3 with 2L+3M passing 2L LSh to start and 1L ends between 2s in 3rd place as 1M ends between 3s in 1st place
25-32 All set and pivot, 1s turn RH 1¼ to end in 2nd place opposite sides while 2s+3s chase clockwise ½ way
Repeat from 2nd place with 1M starting and dancing the track previously danced by 1L

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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