Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Wee Croft

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE WEE CROFT (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Bayly Imperial 3

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, cross LH and cast 1 place (Lady up and Man down) to end facing 1st corners
9-16 1s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) and ½ LSh reels of 3 on opposite sides ending facing 1st corners
17-24 1s turn corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH and partner LH to face own sides
25-32 1s dance out own sides, cast left and in to meet partner in centre while 2s+3s dance ½ R&L, 2s+1s+3s turn RH 1s ending 2nd place

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

A croft is a fenced or enclosed area of land, usually small and arable with a crofter's dwelling thereon. A crofter is one who has tenure and use of the land.

The word croft is West Germanic in etymology, and is now most familiar in Scotland, most crofts being in the Scottish Highlands and Islands area.

'Wee' is Scottish for 'small'.

Wee Croft Image
Maulnasskehy Croft
A Croft Nestling On The Hillside

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