Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Arnside Knot

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ARNSIDE KNOT (S5x32) 5C set Arthur C Boswell Arnside Collection

1- 8 1s+3s+5s dance reels of 3 on sides round standing 2s and 4s with each couple crossing at top (1s cross and dance out and down as 3s in up to start)
9-16 2s and 4s turn 2H 1½ times to opposite sides, 1s, 3s and 5s cross RH back to places and all set
17-24 1s+2s and 3s+4s (top 4 couples) dance RH across ½ way, bottom 4 couples dance LH across ½ way, top 4 couples RH across ½ way and bottom 4 couples LH across ½ way
25-32 All chase clockwise 2 places, all set, persons in 2nd and 4th places lead up/down through ends cross and cast 1 place (having changed places)
Repeat with new partners i.e. 2M with 5L, 4M with 3L, 1M with 4L, 5M with 1L and 3M with 2L

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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