To Cast down
, Dance Down Outside
a Longwise set
for one Place
or the specified number if different. When starting from a stationary Position Facing Partner
or another dancer, first Pull the left shoulder back
if on the Men's Side
or, if on the Ladies'
, Pull the right shoulder back
so as to Turn on the spot
and then Dance
away Outside The set
, i.e., go the long way round, as in the following diagram; this shows the start of many dances including The Hunting Horn
and Gothenburg's Welcome
If more music than necessary is allowed (see Timing), start by first dancing toward the Opposite Side and make Eye contact with the other dancer before Pulling the left/right shoulder back.
The following diagram shows the Figure for the Man when starting from Facing Out, as in bars 7-8 of The Montgomeries' Rant. Note that, although the instructions for the dance specify, or imply, Casting one Place, that Place is occupied (by the 3rd Man) and so he must Cast down 1½ Places.
For example, here are some other Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Cast down
, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions
or both -
At The End Of The Day
Auld Lang Syne
Bonnie Kate Of Aberdeen
Braes Of Tulliemet
Over The Moon
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