Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Triggs Lock

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TRIGGS LOCK (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Peter Loveland BHS 9 for 2015

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, cross RH, 1s face out and cast (2s step up) and 1s turn RH to face out on opposite sides. (2)(1)(3)
9-16 Promenade (Chaperoned) Chain progression:-
' 9-10 2s and 3s ¾ turn partner RH into middle while 1s dance clockwise ¼ round the set picking up 2M/3L...
' 11-14 who promenade ½ way clockwise while middle people (3M + 2L) turn LH 1½
' 15-16 2s and 3s turn partner RH ¾ to own sides while 1s dance clockwise ¼ round to join RH in centre and LH with 1st corner pstn
17-24 1s dance The Spoke:-
' 17-18 Balance-in-Line with 1st corner positions, drop LH and dancing couple move clockwise to next corner
' 19-24 Repeat with next 3 corners (all couples pas-de-basque for 8 bars). (3)(1)(2)
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance LSh reels of 3 on opposite sides (1L up, LSh to 3L, 1M down, LSh to 2M). 1s end in 2nd place opposite sides
33-40 3s+1s+2s Set+Link twice. 213

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


Dance Information

A gentle walk near Triggs Lock, right by Send in Surrey, was the inspiration for this dance. Triggs Lock is part of the Wey Navigation which opened in 1653.

The current lock-keeper's cottage was built in 1769 (renovated by the National Trust in 1987). The original lock construction required manual water paddles, but a tumbling bay system was installed by the National Trust.

Triggs Lock
Narrowboat In Triggs Lock


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