Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Viking Ship

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE VIKING SHIP (M-4x(S32+R32)) 4C Set B Frie Dancers Choice 2

Strathspey
1- 8 All petronella to opposite sides
9-16 1s giving RH ½ turn with Lady turning to left under Man's arm and ½ turn RH back to original places while 4s dance similarly LH and all set
17-20 All cast round into same places (1L and 2L also 3M and 4M turning to right and others to left), 2s+3s change places LH on sides
21-24 2s+3s dance ½ R&L and end facing end persons
25-32 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides. 1234

Reel
1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s face on sides and dance 4 slips steps out to side and back twice
9-16 All ½ turn facing person on sides LH, 1s+4s dance RH across and 2s+1s turn RH on sides 1s ending in middle (Lady at top facing down and Man between 3s facing up) while 4s+3s ½ turn RH on sides
17-24 1L+3s advance down/up to join hands and retire, 1M+2s advance up/down and retire, repeat
25-32 1s ½ turn 2H, cross and cast to bottom. 2341

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


Dance Information

Viking ships were vessels used during the Viking Age in Northern Europe. Scandinavian tradition of shipbuilding during the Viking Age was characterized by slender and flexible boats, clinker built, with symmetrical ends.
Viking ship Image
A Modern Replica Of A Viking Ship


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