Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Windmills Of Spain (Modified)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WINDMILLS OF SPAIN (Modified) (R4x32) 4C set Jeronimo Maeso

1- 8 1s and 4s turn RH into centre and dance RH across while 2s and 3s chase clockwise to opposite ends
9-16 1s and 4s dance ½ Figs of 8 round end couples and dance LH across and...
17-24 1s and 4s pick up corners to dance St Andrews cross once round
25-32 1s and 4s face corners and all dance the Olé:-
' turn singly to right with RH in air and LH on hip (Flamenco style), turn corners and cross to own sides. 3142

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Notes

This appears to be a later, modified version of the dance "Windmills Of Spain" by the same deviser.

Dance Information

A windmill is a machine which converts the energy of the wind to rotational motion by means of adjustable vanes called sails.

The main use is for a grinding mill powered by the wind, reducing a solid or coarse substance into pulp or minute grains, by crushing, grinding, or pressing. Windmills have also provided energy to sawmills, paper mills, hammermills, and windpumps for obtaining fresh water from underground or for drainage (especially of land below sea level).

Windmills Image
The Windmills Of Campo De Criptana Which Were Immortalized In Chapter VIII Of Don Quixote

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Text from this original windmill article on Wikipedia.
Text from this original Campo De Criptana article on Wikipedia.
Image Copyright Lourdes Cardenal, Windmills at Campo de Criptana in La Mancha (Spain).

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