Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

T. A. G.

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

T. A. G.
Roger Whynot    More of Whynot
Jig   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   Taking both hands, 1s slip down and back, finishing by releasing hands and facing out;

  9-12 1M followed by 2M3M4M cast into left hands across WHILE 1L followed by 2L3L4L cast into right hands across;

13-16 WHILE the left hands across on the Mn's side and the right hands across on the Ls' side continue, 1L 1M 2L 2M 3L 3M 4L 4M in turn change to the other star on reaching the bottom place;

17-20 repeat bars 13-16 from new positions, finishing as at bar 12;

21-24 1s followed by 2s 3s 4s take nearer hands and lead up to finish as at bar 8;

25-28 1s followed by 2s 3s 4s cast to finish with 1s making an arch in 4th place;

29-32 2s 3s 4s continue to cast, take nearer hands and lead up under the arch to finish 2s3s4s1s.

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


Dance Notes

  1-8   The original instructions specify leading down and up (with skip change) but slip step is more appropriate in a ceilidh situation.

  9-28 This is one continuous movement, flowing with no hint of a break, 2s 3s 4s following 1s throughout.

13-20 The couples, L preceding partner, change to the other star on reaching the bottom of the set; WHILE they are exchanging positions, the left hands across on the Mn's side and the right hands across on the Ls' side must be maintained by the other dancers.


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