Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Weaving The Plaid

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Weaving the Plaid by Sue McKinnell 4x32 Reel for 4C Square Set)

1-8 All dance interlocking ladies' chain: women dance RH across ½ way while men cast into partners' positions, men turn women LH once round; all repeat back to original places.
9-16 1C and 3C dance reel of 4 across the dance; to begin 1W and 3W pass RS and 1M and 3M cast into partners' places.
17-24 All dance interlocking rights and lefts: 2C and 4C cross RH while 1C and 3C change places with partners RH; 2C and 4C change places with partners LH while 1C and 3C cross LH; 2C and 4C cross RH while 1C and 3C change places with partners RH; 2C and 4C change places with partners LH while 1C and 3C cross LH.
25-32 Women petronella turn one place CCW around the set; men petronella turn one place CCW around the set; all turn partners LH once round.
Repeat 4 times.

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


Dance Notes

Suggested music is Reel of the Blackcocks from Dances Frae the North, or The Kilt Is My Delight from Callum Wilson's Scottish Country Dances.

(Dance Notes by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams



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