Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Alley Cat

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ALLEY CAT (J4x32) 4C set Livia Kohn Suncoast Collection
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 3s set and turn RH, 1s cast to 3rd place and cross LH to face down to as 3s lead up crossing and cast into 1st place. 32(1)(4)
9-16 All dance reels of 4 on sides
17-24 3s followed by 2s lead down and cast to places as 4s followed by 1s cast to top and lead down to places
25-32 3s+2s also 1s+4s dance Allepousse:
 3s and 4s (end couples) dance Allemande while
 2s and 1s (middle couples dance Poussette to end 23(4)(1)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Cat in an alley
Alley Cat

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