Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Tungsten Turkey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TUNGSTEN TURKEY (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue McKinnell

1- 8 1L+2L ½ turn LH while partners ½ turn RH to end in double triangle position, 2s+1s+3s set, 1s dance out of sides, cast below 3s and cross up to double triangle position facing opposite side
9-16 2s+1s+3s set, 1s dance out of sides, cast to right, turn RH to double triangle position up/down and set (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s)
17-24 1s turn right about to face other couple, set, 1s dance out of ends and cast to right to 2nd place on opposite sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s giving LSh to 1st corners to start), 1s cross RH to own side

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


Tungsten Turkey by Sue McKinnell 8x32 Reel for 3C

1-4 1W and 2W turn ½ LH WHILE 1M and 2M turn ½ RH to end in double triangles position. 2C, 1C, and 3C take hands and set.
5-8 1C dance out the sides of the dance and cast below 3C, then cross up into double triangles position facing opposite sides.
9-16 2C, 1C, and 3C take hands and set; 1C dance out the sides of the dance and cast right and into the ends of the dance, 1W between 2C and 1M between 3C, then turn right about to end back-to-back 1W facing up and 1M facing down in double triangles position up and down the dance. 2C, 1C, and 3C take hands and set.
17-20 2C, 1C, and 3C dance 4 more bars of double triangles: 1C turning right about each other to end back-to-back in double triangles position up and down the set, 1W facing down and 1M facing up; 2C, 1C, and 3C take hands and set.
21-24 1C dance out the ends of the set and cast right to end in 2nd places on opposite sides.
25-32 1C dance six bar reels of three with corners, beginning by giving LS to 1st corners; on the last two bars, 1C cross RH to own sides in 2nd place.
Repeat.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Apr 2001)


Dance Notes

Suggested music is The Carl Cam' Ower the Croft from Muckle Carfuffle.

(Dance Notes by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This dance was inspired by the name Oberdan Otto uses when he refers to a well-known dance he does not care for.

Dance Information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell.

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