Barley Twist (Hodgson)
Scottish Country Dance InstructionBARLEY TWIST (S3x32) 3C set Val Hodgson
1- 8 2s dance reels of 3 on sides, RSh to dancer on right to start
9-16 2s dance reels of 3 across, LSh to 1st corner to start (1s and 3s cast into reels). 2s finish in 2nd place own sides
17-24 1s+2s change places (Ladies RH, Men LH) and 2s+1s+3s set; All turn partner RH remaining in centre ready for...
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance allemande. 312
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
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Dance Instruction VideosBarley Twist (Hodgson) - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Dance InformationAlso see the dance The Barley Twist (Beaumont) by Peter Beaumont.
Barley sugar (barley twist or barley sugar candy) is a traditional variety of boiled sweet (hard candy), often yellow or orange in colour, which is usually made with an extract of barley, giving it a characteristic taste and colour. The Oxford English Dictionary describes it as "a confection, usually in twisted sticks, made from sugar, formerly by boiling in a decoction of barley."
The characteristic barley twist shape is used to describe many architectural features eg. barley twist chimney stacks and barley twist columns.
A Solomnic Or Barley Sugar Twist Column
Part Of The Balduchin In The Queensberry Aisle, Durisdeer, Dumfries And Galloway, Scotland
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