Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Arches And Angles

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Arches and Angles 8x32 Reel for 3C by Sue McKinnell

1-4 1C, taking nearer hands, set to 2W, then make an arch and dance to 2nd place as 2W dances under the arch to 1st place.
5-8 1C repeat bars 1-4 with 3W; 3W ends in 2nd place.
9-12 1C and 3M set to each other, then dance RH across ½ way; 3M complete the turn to end in 3rd place.
13-16 1C and 2M dance LH across once round; 1W dance across and 1M turn right about to end in the center of the dance back-to-back in 2nd place facing own sides. 2M end in 1st place; 3W step down on bar 16.
17-24 2C, 1C, and 3C dance double triangles; 1C end in the center of the dance in 2nd place facing down with 1W on her partner's left.
25-28 1C dance down between 3C, who make an arch; 1C cast up behind 3C and into the center of the dance through 2nd positions to end in 2nd position in the center facing up, 1W on her partner's right.
29-32 1C dance up between 2C, who make an arch; 1C cast down behind 2C into 2nd place on own sides.


(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Apr 2001)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Suggested music is Wind that Shakes the Barley from Muckle Carfuffle.

(Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)

Arches and angles on a bridge
Arches And Angles

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