Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Far North Queensland

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND (S5x32) 5C set John Brenchley The Other Kangaroo Paw

1- 4 1s+ 5s cross RH and cast down/up 1 place (2s+4s step up/down)
5- 8 1M+2s also 1L+3s+5M also 5L+4s dance circles round to Left. 1s+5s end in middle facing partners (Men facing down, Ladies facing up)
9-16 1s+5s set, dance ½ reel of 4, set advancing to partners, pass LSh to face 2nd corner positions
17-24 1s+5s dance ½ diag. reel of 4 with 2nd corners, turn LH to face 1st corner positions, dance ½ diag. reel of 4 with 1st corners, turn LH to face 4th corner positions (partner's 2nd corner position)
25-32 1s+5s dance ½ diag. reel of 4 with 4th corners, turn LH to face out on own sides, cast 1 place (3s+2s step up 31-32). 43521

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


Far North Queensland
John Brenchley   The Other Kangaroo Paw
Strathspey   5 x 32 bars   5 Couple Repeat   5 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s cross by the right and cast WHILE 5s cross by the right and cast up;

  5-8   2s1M 1L3s5M 5L4s hands round to the left, 1M1L5M5L finishing on the centre line, facing partners;

  9-10 1s 5s set;

11-14 1M1L5M5L half reel of 4 up and down, finishing 5L5M1L1M on the centre line, facing partners;

15-16 5s 1s set advancing and pass partner by the left to finish facing second corners;

17-20 5s 1s half diagonal reels of 4 with second corners, finishing by turning partner by the left to face first corner positions;

21-24 1s half diagonal reels of 4 with first corners finishing by turning partner by the left to face partners' second corner positions;

25-28 5s 1s half diagonal reels of 4 with second corners, finishing on the centre line, left shoulder to left shoulder with partners, facing opposite sides;

29-32 5s 1s turn by the right and cast on own sides, finishing 4s3s5s2s1s.

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


Dance Notes

  3-4   2s 4s step up.

17-28 These are not Mairi's Wedding reels passing left shoulder between half reels; 5s 1s turn partner by the left to finish facing the next clockwise corner position.

31-32 3s 2s step up.


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams



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