Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Shepherd's Crook (RSCDS Book 10)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SHEPHERD'S CROOK (S8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 10

1- 8 1s lead down 1 place and turn LH as 2s make an arch and dance up, 1s lead down to 3rd place and turn LH as 3s make an arch and dance up
9-16 1s lead up 1 place and turn LH as 3s make an arch and dance down, 1s lead up to top and turn LH as 2s make an arch and dance down
17-24 1s cast below 3s and lead up to top
25-32 1s+2s dance Allemande

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

Also see the dance Shepherd's Crook (MacNab) by Mary Isdal MacNab.

A Shepherd's Crook is a hooked staff used to control sheep.

Shepherd's Crook Image
A Shepherd With His Crook


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