Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

As The Crow Flies

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

AS THE CROW FLIES (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Greenburn Book 2

1- 8 1M and 3L set, change places RH and cast to 2nd place (2s step up/down) and turn partners RH on sides
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1M and 3L start LSh to 2s)
17-24 1M+3L dance ½ diagonal R&L (1M down and 3L up) and chase clockwise 2 steps and face partner in middle (order 123), 1s+2s ½ turn partner 2H while 3s cross RH
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 213

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

Dance Information

As The Crow Flies is an idiom referencing "the shortest route between two points".

The phrase is attested in print as early as 1800.

As The Crow Flies
The Crow (Corvus Corone) In Flight

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