Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Owl And The Pussy Cat

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE OWL AND THE PUSSY CAT (J4x48) 4C Set John Drewry Donside Book
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1M+2M and 3M+4M turn LH on sides while 1L+2L and 3L+4L turn RH, 2s and 3s dance ½ Fig of 8 round end couples
9-16 2s+3s ¾ turn partners LH into middle and Balance-in-Line, 1s+2L dance RH across as 2M+3M turn RH as 3L+4s dance RH across and all end in original place
17-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s Adv+Ret, 1s+2s also 3s+4s circle 4H round to left
25-32 1M+2M and 3M+4M turn RH on sides while 1L+2L and 3L+4L turn LH, 1L crosses down and casts up as 1M crosses and casts 2nd place (2L up) while 4L crosses up and casts as 4M crosses and casts (3L down)
33-40 1s and 4s cross LH diagonally and cast up/down, cross RH diagonally and cast up/down
41-48 1s and 4s ½ turn partners RH to end in 2nd/3rd places and dance RH across ½ way, turn partners RH. 24(1)(3)

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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"The Owl and the Pussycat" is a nonsense poem by Edward Lear, first published during 1871 as part of his book Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany, and Alphabets.
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Edward Lear's Illustration Of The Owl And The Pussy Cat


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