Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Aviator

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE AVIATOR (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Carola Fischer RSCDS Book 52

1- 8 1s lead down, on bar 4 1M crosses partner in front and 1L followed by 1M cast up behind 4M and 3M into 2nd place (2s step up 3-4)
9-16 1s (1L leading) dance ½ alternating tandem reel with 1st corners; 1M continues reel with corners passing 3L LSh while 1L+3M turn LH
17-24 1s (1M leading) dance ½ alternating tandem reel with 2nd corners; 1L continues reel with corners passing 2L LSh while 1M+3L turn LH. 1s end in 2nd place opposite sides, 1L facing out
25-32 1s dance up, round 2s by RSh (1L behind 2M, 1M in front 2L) and 1M followed by 1L cast 1 place, across set to end in 2nd place own side (6 bars). All 3 couples set

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

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Dance Information

The Aviator is about a friend of the deviser piloting an ultralight aircraft and flying in formation with a falcon.
Flight Of Falcon Image
Peregrine Falcon In Flight

Image Copyright Peregrine_Falcon_in_flight.jpg: Kevin Cole from Pacific Coast, USA derivative work: MPF [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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