Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Baltic Voyager

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BALTIC VOYAGER (J4x48) 4C set Nicola Howarth Cambridge Scottish Society 75th Anniv
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s set then cast to 2nd/3rd places, 1s and 4s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s/3s. 2(1)4(3)
9-16 1s and 4s ½ turn partner RH and dance ½ RH across, 1s and 4s turn partner RH to end in Prom hold (4s facing up, 1s down)
17-24 4s dance reel of 3 across passing 2L RSh as 1s dance reel of 3 across passing 3L RSh ending 4s on Men's side and 1s end Ladies' side
25-32 1s and 4s set and dance ½ LH across, 1s and 4s dance ½ Ladies' Chain to end 21(4)(3)
33-40 4s followed by 1s lead down for 2 and lead up to top, cross and cast 1s to 3rd place (opposite side) and 4s to 2nd place (own side) 24(1)(3)
41-48 2s+4s also 1s+3s dance R&L

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This jig, The Baltic Voyager, was devised by Nicola Howarth to celebrate a significant birthday of Donald Green.

Nicola had accompanied him on several 'voyages' on the Baltic Sea where Donald was the skipper of the 'Bonnie Anne'.

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