Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Raising The Anchor

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

RAISING THE ANCHOR (R5x32) 5C set Iain Boyd

1- 8 1s cross down to dance reels of 3 on opposite sides 1s end on opposite sides
9-16 5s cross up to dance reels of 3 on opposite sides 5s end on opposite sides while 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s and 1½ turn RH to face out
17-24 1s also 5s dance Figs of 8 on opposite sides (1s dancing out and down, 5s dancing in and up)
25-32 1s cast to 5th place as others step up on bars 27-28, 5s+1s 1½ turn RH

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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