Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Arnside Knott

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

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

1- 8 1s+3s+5s dance reels of 3 on sides round standing 2s and 4s, each couple crossing down to opposite side from top (1s cross down, 3s out/up, 5s 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. Bottom 4 couples LH across ½ way
25-32 All 5 couples chase clockwise 2 places, all set, persons in 2nd and 4th places lead up/down through ends, cross (RH at top, LH at bottom) and cast 1 place back to new place
Repeat 4 times, each time 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)


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