Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Ptarmigan

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THE PTARMIGAN (S3x40) 3C set John Drewry Summer Collection 8

1- 8 2s set, cross RH and dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (2L dance out and up while 2M dances out and down to start) ending in triangle formation with 1s at bottom, 2M+3L on Ladies' side and 3M+2L on Men's side
9-16 All set with Men stepping in to face (triangular) partner, set again with Men dancing out to end on right of 'partner', repeat with Ladies dancing in and ending on 'partners' left
17-24 All circle 6H round and back 3s ending in 1st places and 2s in 2nd places
25-32 3s+1s set to each other (down/up) and 3M+1M also 3L+1L ½ turn LH, 1s+3s dance RH across
33-40 All dance Grand Chain (1s cross to start), 2s cross RH while 1s+3s change places on sides. 231

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


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The Rock Ptarmigan is a medium-sized (31-35 cm or 12-14 in.) gamebird in the grouse family.

A sedentary species, the Rock Ptarmigan breeds across arctic and subarctic Eurasia and North America (including Greenland) on rocky mountainsides and tundra. It is widespread in the Arctic Cordillera and is found in isolated populations in the mountains of Scotland, the Pyrenees, the Alps, Bulgaria, the Urals, the Pamir Mountains, the Altay Mountains and Japan.

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