Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Bishop Hall

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BISHOP HALL (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Holly Boyd Oh, How We've Danced!

1- 8 1s advance, touch RH and retire; 1s cross RH and cast (2s step up). 2(1)3
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal R&L (Man up, Lady down) twice. (3)(1)(2)
17-20 1s dance ½ reels of 3 across (1M LSh to 3L at top, 1L LSh to 2M at bottom). 312
21-28 All dance La Baratte:
 21-22 All join hands on sides and set
 23-24 Man ½ turns opposite Lady RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
 25-26 Man retraces steps with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Ladies original place) and releasing Ladies RH she turns under Mans left arm until almost in original places
 27-28 Couple change places LH to opposite places. (3)(1)(2)
29-32 All chase anticlockwise ½ round. 213

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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