Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

From The Black Isle To The Black Sea

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FROM THE BLACK ISLE TO THE BLACK SEA (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Stoneywood Collection 1

1- 8 1M and 2L change places by crossing and casting RSh round partner, 1s+2s dance RH across 1ΒΌ times round to end 2 1 on own sides
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance RSh reels of 3 on sides (2s+1s pass RSh to start)
17-24 1M casts up and crosses down to 2nd place while 1L casts down and crosses up to 2nd place opposite sides, 1M casts down and crosses up to 2nd place while 1L casts up and crosses down to 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

The Black Isle is an eastern area of the Highland local government council area of Scotland, within the county of Ross and Cromarty.

Despite its name, the Black Isle is not an island, but a peninsula, surrounded on three sides by water - the Cromarty Firth to the north, the Beauly Firth to the south, and the Moray Firth to the east. On its fourth, western side, its boundary is delineated by rivers.

Black Isle Image
The Black Isle

The Black Sea is an inland sea bounded by Europe, Anatolia and the Caucasus and is ultimately connected to the Atlantic Ocean via the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas and various straits.
Black Sea Image
The Black Sea Sunset


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