Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The White Cart

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE WHITE CART (S3x32) 3C set Alice McLean Laurieston Collection 3

1- 4 2s followed by 1s dance down and cast up behind 3s with 2s ending in 1st place and 1s end 2nd place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 (1L round 2s, 1M round 3s)
9-16 1s dance Reels of 3 on opposite sides (1L RSh to 3M, 1M RSh to 2L)
17-24 1s with 1st corners dance RH across, 1s with 2nd corners dance LH across
25-32 1L dances ½ Fig of 8 round 3s as 1M dances ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, 1s followed by 3s dance up between 2s and cast off (1s to 3rd place and 3s to 2nd place)

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


Dance Information

This dance, The White Cart is from the Laurieston Collection of dances by Alice McLean. Laurieston is a district in the Gorbals area situated south of the River Clyde, in the Scottish city of Glasgow.

The White Cart is the name of a river running 2 miles due south of Laurieston. It joins The Black Cart before running into the River Clyde.

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The White Cart


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