Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Alice The Camel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ALICE THE CAMEL (R4x48) 4C set Morag Gent and Ian Thompson Aurora 10th Anniv

1- 8 1s cross down (2s step up) to dance Double Triangles (6 bars). 1s finish on own sides, 2nd place. 2s face 1s and 3s face 4s
9-16 Reels of 4 on sides, Ladies pass LSh, Men RSh
17-24 All set, Men make arches and all cross passing partner RSh. Repeat with Ladies making arches but 1s+2s remain in centre 2H joined ready for...
25-32 1s+2s poussette
33-40 1s cross RH, cast to 4th place and turn RH 1½ times (2s+3s+4s step up 35-36)
41-48 All circle 8H round and back

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


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Dance Information

This dance, Alice The Camel, is named after the traditional nursery rhyme Alice The Camel - Song which first appeared in Barney In Concert (1991) and uses the same tune as "Dry Bones".
Alice the camel has 5 humps,
Alice the camel has 5 humps,
Alice the camel has 5 humps.
So go, Alice, go!

Alice The Camel Scottish country dance was devised during the Aurora weekend at Dunolly Centre, Aberfeldy in February 2003, where Alice The Camel was the theme song for the weekend.

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