Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Flying Cloud

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FLYING CLOUD (R3x32) 3C set Elizabeth Lee Barnes Clipper Ship and other Dances

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 up round 2s
9-16 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 down round 3s, 1s cross RH and cast to bottom. 231
17-24 All dance reels of 3 on sides with 1s crossing up to start and end 3rd place opposite side. 23(1)
25-32 1s cross RH to face up and circle 6H round to left

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


Dance Information

The Flying Cloud was a clipper ship that set the world's sailing record for the fastest passage between New York and San Francisco, 89 days 8 hours. She held this record for over 100 years, from 1854-1989.
Flying Cloud Image
Flying Cloud - 1851 Clipper Ship


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Text from this original Flying Cloud article on Wikipedia.
Image Copyright Lubbock, Basil. The China Clippers (4th ed.). 1919 Glasgow: James Brown and Son. p. 70.

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