Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Waves On The Sea

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Waves On The Sea by Sue McKinnell 4x32 Reel for 4C (Set Dance)

1-4 1C and 4C cross RH and cast inward, 1C to 2nd place, 4C to 3rd place; 2C and 3C step up or down on bars 3 and 4.
5-6 1C and 4C dance RH across ½ way.
7-8 All 4 couples turn RH ¾ to form a line up and down the set, women facing down and men facing up.
9-16 ½ reel of 8, taking 1 bar to pass a person and 2 bars to turn on the ends; on bar 16 all dance out to opposite sides, ending 3, 1, 4, 2.
17-24 3C, followed by 1C, 4C, and 2C lead down the middle. On bar 20, M dance below partners,
WHILE W dance under partner's arm and all lead up to positions on own sides in order 2, 4, 1, 3.
25-28 2C and 4C dance RH across WHILE 1C and 3C dance LH across.
29-32 2C and 4C dance LH across WHILE 1C and 3C dance RH across.
Repeat 4 times.

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

Dance Notes

Suggested music is West's Hornpipe from Terpsichore.

(Dance Notes by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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