Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Periwig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE PERIWIG (R4x48) 4C set RSCDS Leaflet Dances 25

1- 8 1M+2M also 1L+2L turn RH 1½ times on sides to change places, 1M+3M also 1L+3L turn LH 1½ times
9-16 1M+4M also 1L+4L turn RH 1½ times, 1s turn each other LH 1½ times to end 4th place opposite sides
17-24 1s dance up opposite sides to top (behind 4s, in front of 3s and behind 2s), 1s turn RH to end between 2s to Balance-in-Line across
25-32 1s+2s Balance-in-Line, 1M turn 2L also 1L turns 2M to end with 1s between 3s to Balance-in-Line across, 1s+3s repeat this Fig to end between 4s
33-40 1s+4s repeat Fig, 1s turn each other RH 1½ times and end by making an arch
41-48 2s followed by 3s and 4s dance down the middle, under the arch and cast up on own sides

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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The word 'Wig' is short for 'Periwig' and first appeared in the English language around 1675.
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An Assortment Of Periwigs

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