Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Old Waterwheel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Old Waterwheel by Sue McKinnell 8x32 Reel for 3C

1-8 1C cross RH, cast to 2nd place, and dance a ½ figure eight up around 2C, who stepped up on bars 3-4.
9-12 1W dance RH across with 2nd couple WHILE 1M dance RH across with 3rd couple.
13-16 1W dance out men's side through 2nd place, cast up behind 2M and dance in the top of the set
WHILE 1M dance out women's side, cast down behind 3W and dance in the bottom of the set. 1C end LS to LS in the center of the dance at 2nd position: 1W facing down; 1M facing up.
17-20 1W dance RH across with 2M and 3M WHILE 1M dance RH across with 3W and 2W.
21-24 1W dance out the bottom of the set, cast up behind 3M and into the center of the set through 2nd place
WHILE 1M dance out the top of the set, cast down behind 2W and into the center of the set through 2nd place. 1C end LS to LS in the center of the dance at 2nd position: 1W facing women's side; 1M facing men's side.
25-28 1W dance RH across with 3C WHILE 1M dance RH across with 2C.
29-32 1C turn 1¼ by LH to own sides in 2nd place.
Repeat.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Nov 2000)


Dance Notes

Suggested music is The Reel of the Gordon Highlanders from Gang on the Same Gate by Green Ginger.

(Dance Notes by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams



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