Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Spinning Wheel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SPINNING WHEEL (R5x32) 5C Sq.Set David Croot
5 couple square set: 5s in centre facing, Man with back to 4s and Lady with back to 2s

1- 8 5s set turning to right to face sides as others circle 8H round to right ¼ way, 5s set rotating to right to face each other as others set and repeat
9-16 5L+4s (in 2nd place) also 5M+2s dance RH across, 5s pass RSh to dance LH across (5L with 1s (in 3rd place) and 5M with 3s) 5s passing LSh to face sides
17-20 4s and 2s in prom hold dance ½ LSh reel of 4 across with 5s (5M facing 2s (4th place) and 5L facing 4s), 5s passing LSh to face top/bottom
21-24 3s and 1s dance similar ½ LSh reel with 5s who end facing 4s (all now in original places)
25-32 5s+4s dance ½ RH across, 4s+3s dance ½ RH across, 3s+2s dance ½ RH across and 2s+1s dance ½ RH across to end 2345 and 1s in centre

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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A spinning wheel is a device for spinning thread or yarn from natural or synthetic fibres.
Spinning Wheel Image
Elderly Irish Woman At A Spinning Wheel, 1890-1900


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