Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Golden Eagle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE GOLDEN EAGLE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Jill Andrews Edinburgh 90th Anniv

1- 8 1s lead down, cross below 3s, cast up to 2nd place opposite sides (2s step up 3-4). 2s+1s+3s Adv+Ret (1 step), turn partners 2H
9-16 1s lead up, cross, cast to 2nd place own sides, 2s+1s+3s Adv+Ret (1 step), turn partners 2H
17-24 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
25-32 2s+1s dance all-round (diamond) Poussette

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


Dance Information

The golden eagle is one of the best known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. Around 400 pairs live in the wild, open mountains and moors in Scotland. It can best be seen soaring high over the hills in the Scottish Highlands.

Golden eagles are dark brown, with lighter golden-brown plumage on their napes and use their agility and speed combined with powerful feet and massive, sharp talons to snatch up a variety of prey consisting mainly of hares, rabbits, marmots and other ground squirrels.

Golden Eagle Image
Golden Eagle Montage


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