Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Kinfauns Castle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

KINFAUNS CASTLE (S5x32) 5C set Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 4

1- 8 2s and 4s dance full diagonal RSh reels of 4 with 1st corners (passing partner LSh to start)
9-16 2s and 4s dance full reel of 4 with 2nd corners (dancing LSh round partner to face 2nd corners)
17-24 2s and 4s dance Figs of 8 on sides dancing in front of dancer on left (Ladies down and Men up) and meet ready for a Poussette
25-32 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance ½ Diamond Poussette, 1s+4s also 3s+5s dance ½ Diamond Poussette. 24153

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


Kinfauns Castle
Derek Haynes   Carnforth Collection 4
Strathspey   5 x 32 bars   5 Couple Repeat   5 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8       2s 4s pass partner left shoulder into diagonal reels of 4 with first corners;

  9-16     2s 4s pass partner left shoulder into diagonal reels of 4 with second corners, finishing in original places;

17-24     2s 4s figures of eight on the sides, starting by dancing left shoulder all round the dancer to the left, finishing in the centre ready for strathspey half poussette;

25-28     1s2s 3s4s dance strathspey half poussettes;

29-32     1s4s 3s5s dance strathspey half poussettes, finishing 2s4s1s5s3s.

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


Dance Notes

24-24     1s 2s 3s 4s (1M 3M using left foot step), dance in to finish 1s 2s with two hand open hold on a diagonal line at right angles to the line joining 1L's and 2M's places, 1L back to back with 2M, 3s 4s similarly on a diagonal line at right angles to the line joining 3L's and 4M's places.

25-28     1s2s 3s4s strathspey half poussette, finishing 2s in 1st place, 1s 4s 3s in the centre ready to repeat the poussette with a new couple:

    25-     2M 4M must change to left foot step for the half poussette;

    25-25 1s 2s set to 1M's 2L's right, turning 16 on the third beat (1M 2L turning on the spot in their own side lines) and similarly 3s 4s;

    26-26 1s 2s set to 1M's 2L's left, finishing on the centre line and similarly 3s 4s;

    27-27 2s 1s turn 56, finishing having almost exchanged places (from the end of bar 25) and similarly 3s 4s;

    28-28 2s complete the half poussette to finish in 1st place WHILE 5s dance in (5L using a left foot step) and take both hands WHILE 1s 4s 3s modify the last step of the half poussette to finish 1s 4s with two hand open hold on a diagonal line at right angles to the line joining 2L's 3M's original places, 1L back to back with 4M, 3s 5s similarly on a diagonal line at right angles to the line joining 4L's and 5M's places.


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

Kinfauns Castle, situated in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, was designed by Robert Smirke and built between 1822-26 by Lord Gray on the site of a medieval stronghold and it is currently category A listed.
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Kinfauns Castle


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