Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Banks Of Allen

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BANKS OF ALLEN (R8x32) 2C (4C set) MMM 1

1- 8 1L+2M cross RH, 1s+2s ½ turn partner LH on side to prom hold, 2s dance to 1st place as 1s to 2nd place, set, turn to face each other 2s end opposite side
9-16 1s+2s in prom hold turn to sides (1s to L's and 2s to M's), 1s+2s set and turn to face each other, 1M+2L cross RH and Men change place on the side LH
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 213

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The Banks of Allan is a song composed by Matthew Gregoy Lewis (9th July, 1775 - 16th May,1818)

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There are 4 rivers named Allen in England.

The one pictured below is the River Allen in the English county of Northumberland which is a tributary of the River South Tyne and gives its name to Allendale.

The Banks Of Allen Image
The Banks Of River Allen Below Staward Peel

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Text from this original River Allen article on Wikipedia.
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