Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

S-Locomotion

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

S-LOCOMOTION (S4x32) 4C set Ken Jones RSCDS Book 41

1- 8 1L+2L cross passing partner LSh and cast down 2 places as 3M+4M cross and cast up 2 places, top 4 Men also bottom 4 Ladies dance LH across
9-16 1M+2M cross passing opposite dancer RSh and cast down 2 places as 3L+4L cross and cast up 2 places, top 2 couples also bottom 2 couples dance RH across
17-24 3s+4s+1s+2s dance ½ RSh reels of 4 on sides, 1s+4s+3s (bottom 3 couples) dance ½ reels of 3 on sides. (2)(3)(4)(1)
25-32 All set, cross RH, 2s+3s also 4s+1s circle 4H round to left. 2341

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


S-Locomotion
Ken Jones   RSCDS Book 41
Strathspey   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1L 2L cross, passing partner by the left, and cast 2 places WHILE 3M 4M cross, passing partner by the left, and cast up 2 places;

  5-8   1M2M4M3M (at top) 1L2L4L3L (at bottom) left hands across;

  9-12 1M 2M cross, passing opposite by the right, and cast 2 places WHILE 3L 4L cross, passing opposite by the right, and cast up 2 places, finishing 3s4s1s2s on opposite sides;

13-16 3s4s (at top) 1s2s (at bottom) right hands across;

17-20 3s4s1s2s half reels of 4 on sides;

21-24 WHILE 2s stand at the top, 1s4s3s half reels of 3 on sides, finishing 2s3s4s1s on opposite sides;

25-28 all set and cross to own sides;

29-32 2s3s 4s1s 4 hands round to the left.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

20-21 1s4s3s flow naturally from the reel of 4 into the reel of 3.


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Dance Information

S-Locomotion (pronounced Slow Comotion) was devised for Paul Bond of the Sheffield branch of the RSCDS.

Additional search terms: Slow Commotion, Slowcommotion.

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