Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

On Tour

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ON TOUR (S8x32) 2C (4C set) Andrew Paterson Corryvrechan Dances Book 1

1- 8 1s+2s set, dance ½ RH across, chase 1 place (clockwise) and turn partner RH 1¼ times to end in line across (1L+2M BtoB in centre facing partners)
9-16 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across
17-24 1s+2s dance variation of Highland Schottische Poussette:-
' 1s set Highland Schottische step with both hands joined dancing down while 2s set and dance up ending with a ¼ turn to right
' 1s dance Highland Schottische across to Ladies' side and 2s dance across to Men's side ending with a ¼ turn to right
' 1s dance up while 2s dance down ending with a ¼ turn to right
' 1s+2s dance into middle without the final turn and end in a line up/down middle (Men facing up and Ladies down)
25-32 1s+2s dance the Knot starting with a turn ¾ RH into Allemande hold

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


Dance Notes

It seems that the deviser originally specified 6x32 bars for 2 couples in a 3 couple set rather than the standard 8x32 bars for the 2 couple in a 4 couple set format but either can be danced, usually depending upon the numbers on the floor or the time available.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams



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