Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

About Time

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ABOUT TIME (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Stewart Adam Edinburgh 90th Anniv

1- 4 1M+2s+3L dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 (2s pass LSh to start). 2s pass RSh at end to face 1L/3M
5- 8 1L+2s+3M dance ½ diagonal reel of 4. 2s finish in middle, facing own sides, 2M above 2L
9-12 2M+3s at top and 2L+1s at bottom dance RH across
13-16 2s turn 1¾ times to finish back-to-back in middle facing opposite sides while 3s+1s dance clockwise ½ way round to places
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance Double Triangles. 2s finish 2nd place own sides
25-32 1s+2s dance the Knot

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

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Also see the dance It's About Time by Elaine Brunken.

About Time Painting Image
"A Dance To The Music Of Time" Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), Oil On Canvas, c. 1634-1636

Image Copyright Nicolas Poussin [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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