Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Obelus

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE OBELUS (R4x32) 4C Set John Drewry Stoneywood Collection 1

1- 8 1s+2s circle 4H round to left, Slip Step down for 4 steps, set turning to face down
9-16 2s followed by 1s cast up behind 3s to top on own sides, 2s+1s turn on sides (Men LH and Ladies RH)
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s in and down to start)
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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


Dance Information

An obelus is a symbol consisting of a short horizontal line with a dot above and below. An obelus is commonly called the division sign and is mainly used to represent the mathematical operation of division.
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Obelus


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