Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Cast Off

In a Longwise set, Cast off is a synonym for Cast Down in Scottish Country Dancing.

For example, here are instructions for bars 1-8 of the Scottish Country Dance The Black Mountain Reel -
1s and 3s Cross RH and Cast off 1 place, Dance Half figures of eight round the Couples Above them and Cross to Face First corners.

For example, here are some other Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Cast off, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Black House
C'est Si Bon
Friends Awa'
Heathcote Hall

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