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 Allepousse (3s dance normal Allemande as 2s Poussette) also 1s+4s dance Allepousse down set (1s dance normal Allemande as 4s Poussette) 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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