Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Nor' Loch

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE NOR' LOCH (M-(S48+R48)) Sq.Set B Webster

Strathspey
1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 Ladies dance RH across ½ way and set to opposite Man, all turn 2H to end in St Andrews cross (Ladies RH in middle with Men on outside)
17-24 All wheel clockwise ½ way, Ladies set and dance out to place while Men chase ½ way round back to place

Chorus
25-32 All couples dance a square - 1s+3s advance to meet opposite person and turn 2H, lead out between side couples, separate and dance back to places while side couples dance away from each other, turn to face opposite person and dance in to meet opposite person, turn 2H and lead in to middle, separate and dance out to places

End of Chorus
33-40 1s+3s dance ½ Ladies' Chain, 2s+4s dance ½ Ladies' Chain
41-48 Repeat Chorus with new partner from new places

Reel
1- 8 Ladies dance 2 Petronella turns round set to opposite places and dance LH across ½ way back to place
9-16 Men dance LH across ½ way and dance 2 Petronella turns back to place
17-24 Repeat Chorus
25-32 1s+3s dance ½ Ladies' Chain, 2s+4s dance ½ Ladies' Chain
33-40 Repeat Chorus
41-48 All circle 8H round and back

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



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