Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Splicing

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SPLICING (J5x32) 5C set John Drewry Bankhead Book 3

1- 8 1s and 3s ½ turn RH as 2s and 4s set, 1s and 3s prom down below 4s/5s as 2s and 4s cast up 1 place, 1s and 3s cross LH, cast up 1 place to face 1st corners
9-16 1s and 3s dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners, turn right about (pirouette) in centre and dance Pass+Turn with 4th corner
17-24 1M dances full Fig of 8 round 2s giving RSh to own 2nd corner as 3L dances similarly round 5s while 1L+3M change places RH in centre and cast to right round couple in 3rd place, change place LH and cast to left round same couple to 2nd/4th places while 2s+4s+5s set and cross RH, set and cross back LH
25-32 1s+3s set advancing, Balance-in-Line in centre (as Wild Geese), turn RH and cast down 1 place

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


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