Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Train Journey North

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TRAIN JOURNEY NORTH (R4x40) 4C set Bill Forbes Craigievar Book 3
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s petronella turn into centre and all set in diamond formations, 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance RH across once round
9-16 1s+4s dance ½ reel of 4 up/down, pass partner by RSh, turn RH corner RH to end back-to-back between 3s/2s and all turn corner RH
17-24 4s+2s and 1s+3s dance reels of 4 across, 1s and 4s end turning RH to form line up/down centre with Ladies in centre LH joined
25-32 4s+1s Balance-in-Line, turn partner ¾ RH, dance out ends, turn and face 2s/3s who have danced in (2s face up and 3s down), 4s+2s also 1s+3s set
33-40 4s+2s and 1s+3s dance a Half Rondel:-
' 1s dance down under the arch made by 2s who dance up, Ladies cross in front of Men and all cast to meet the other Lady or Man on the opposite side and join nearer hands, set on opposite sides of the dance and cross LH back to own sides

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

Dance Notes

33-40 "half rondel" is not the same as half a "rondel". See Half Rondel page for an explanation of the difference.
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