Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Winding Road

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE WINDING ROAD (S4x32) 4C set James B. Cosh 22 SCDs

1- 8 1M+2L and 3M+4L passing RSh dance diagonal reel of 4
9-16 2M+1L and 4M+3L passing RSh dance diagonal reel of 4
17-24 1s+4s turn RH and cast in 1 place, 1s+4s circle 4H round to left
25-32 2s in top place stand while 1s+4s+3s dance ½ reel of 3 on sides (1s RSh to 4s), 2s+3s and 4s+1s circle 4H round to left

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


The Winding Road
James B. Cosh   22 Scottish Country Dances (and 2 more)
Strathspey   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   1M2L3M4L reel of 4 along the line of the dance, 1M2L 3M4L giving right shoulder to start;

  9-16 1L2M3L4M reel of 4 along the line of the dance, 1L2M 3L4M giving right shoulder to start;

17-20 1s 4s turn by the right and cast, 1s down, 4s up;

21-24 1s4s 4 hands round to the left;

25-28 1M4M3M 1L4L3L parallel half reels of 3 on the sides WHILE 2s stand at the top;

29-32 2s3s 4s1s 4 hands round to the left.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

25-28 4s give right shoulder to 1s to start. Dance slowly to avoid going too far.


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