Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Radical Road

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE RADICAL ROAD (R1X128) Square Set Stewart Adam Commonwealth Games Ceilidh Dances
Start all facing partners

Chorus 1
1- 8 All dance ½ Grand Chain (no hands) and turn partners RH once round
9-16 Repeat 1-8 back to places, all turning RH into waltz hold facing centre
17-24 1s+3s slip step up/down to change places (Men pass BtoB) and slip step back to places (Ladies pass BtoB)
25-32 2s+4s repeat 17-24

Dance
1- 8 1M+3M in centre dance own choice/style while others circle Left (3 bars), pivot R foot over L and chase back to places
9-16 1s+2L+4M and 3s+2M+4L (top/bottom 4 dancers) dance LH across, RH back, 2M+4M finish in centre
17-24 Repeat 1-8 with 2M+4M in centre
25-32 4s+1L+3M and 2s+1M+3L (4 dancers each side) dance LH across, RH back, 1L+3L finish in centre
33-48 Repeat 1-16 with 1L+3L in centre
49-64 Repeat 1-16 with 2L+4L in centre, all finish in waltz hold facing centre

Chorus 2
1- 8 1s+3s slip step up/down to change places (Men pass BtoB) and slip step back to places (Ladies pass BtoB)
9-16 2s+4s repeat 1-8
17-24 All dance ½ Grand Chain (no hands) and turn partners RH once round
25-32 Repeat 17-24 back to places, all turn RH into waltz hold facing centre

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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This reel is named after the Radical Road in Edinburgh.
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Walking The Radical Road Alongside Salisbury Crags


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