Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Cast AntiClockwise

How to Cast anticlockwise in Scottish Country Dances.

Dance anticlockwise around the Outside of a Square or other Circular set for one Place or the specified number if different.

When starting from a stationary Position, first Pull back the left shoulder so as to Turn on the spot and then Dance away Outside The set, i.e., go the long way round; if more music than necessary is allowed (see Timing), start by first Dancing toward the centre of The set and replace the Turn on the spot by a spiral path.

For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Cast anticlockwise, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
De'els Awa Wi The Exciseman
Floozie In The Jacuzzi
For Ever And Aye
Ian Powrie's Farewell To Auchterarder
Newby Circle
Piper And The Penguin

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