Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Flock Of Geese

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A FLOCK OF GEESE (J5x32) 5C set Melbourne Briscoe Slip Knot Collection

1- 8 1s+3s+5s set advancing to join hands (RH to partners) and set, all turn RH and 1s cast to 5th place while 3s lead up to 1st place as 5s lead up to 3rd place. 32541
9-16 Repeat bars 1-8 to end 52143
17-24 5s and 1s lead down and back to 2nd and 4th places. 25413
25-32 2s+5s also 1s+3s dance R&Ls. 25413
(popular variation - in bars 4/5 1s do not turn but use 4 bars to cast)

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

A Flock of Geese
Melbourne Briscoe   Slip Knot Collection
Jig   5 x 32 bars   5 Couple Repeat   5 Couple  Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-2   1s 3s 5s set advancing, finishing on the centre line, Mn above Ls;

  3-4   1M1L3M3L5M5L balance in line;

  5-6   1s 3s 5s turn by the right;

  7-8   1s cast quickly to 5th place WHILE 3s 5s lead up two places;

  9-16 3s 5s 1s repeat bars 1-8 from new positions, finishing 5s2s1s4s3s;

17-20 1s followed by 5s lead down the middle;

21-24 5s lead up to 2nd place WHILE 1s lead up to 4th place;

25-32 2s5s 1s3s rights and lefts, finishing 2s5s4s1s3s.

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

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Dance Information

A large group of birds is usually called a flock. A gaggle is a term of venery (collective noun) for a flock of geese that isn't in flight.
In flight, the group can also be called a skein.
A Flock of Geese or gaggle
A Flock Or Gaggle Of Canada Geese

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