Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Across The Tay

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ACROSS THE TAY (J4x48) 4C set Douglas Henderson Tay Bridge Pocket Book

1- 8 All 4 couples set, 1s+2s and 3s+4s change places RH. All set, cross RH. (2)(1)(4)(3)
9-16 2s+1s and 4s+3s face diagonally in, all set then petronella turn 1 place round. Repeat to end in original places
17-24 1M+2L and 3M+4L change places RH. Middle couples (1M+3L+2M+4L) dance LH across while end couples turn LH. 1M+2L and 3M+4L change places RH back to original places
25-32 1L followed by 2L+3L+4L dances down middle and back up own side to place while 4M followed by 3M+2M+1M dances up middle and down own side to place
33-40 1L+2M and 3L+4M change places LH. Middle couples (1L+2L+4M+3M) dance RH across while end couples turn RH. 1L+2M and 3L+4M change places LH back to original places
41-48 4s followed by 3s+2s+1s lead down (2 steps), 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s lead up (2s steps). 1s cast to 4th place as 2s+3s+4s set and dance up 1 place. 2341

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



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