Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Black Angus

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BLACK ANGUS (S3x32) 3C set Angus Boyd SCD Archives

1- 8 1s prom round outside of set (pass 2M LSh) end in 2nd place facing Men's side as 2s+3s set, cross RH and dance RH across to end in place on opposite sides
9-16 1s (prom hold) dance ½ reel of 3 with 2L+3L (on Men's side) giving LSh to 3L and ½ reel with 2M+3M giving LSh to 2M and end in centre facing down
17-24 1s (prom hold) dance ½ reel of 3 across with 2s (3rd place) giving RSh to 2L and ½ reel with 3s RSh to 3M ending at top with 3s+2s behind ready for...
25-32 1s+3s+2s dance Allemande

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

Black Angus
Angus Boyd   SCD Archives
Strathspey   3 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   3 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-8   1s take promenade hold and dance around outside the set anticlockwise to place WHILE 2s3s set, cross by the right and dance right hands across;

  9-12 giving left shoulder to 3L, 1s (maintaining promenade hold) half reel of 3 with 2L3L (on Mn's side);

13-16 giving left shoulder to 2M, 1s half reel of 3 with 3M2M (on Ls' side);

17-20 giving right shoulder to 2L, 1s half reel of 3 across with 2s (at the bottom);

21-24 giving right shoulder to 3M, 1s half reel of 3 across with 3s (at the top) and dance up between 3s WHILE 2s turn by the right, finishing 1s3s2s on the centre line, all in allemande hold;

25-32 1s3s2s allemande.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Angus cattle is a term that refers to two Scottish breeds of cattle, which are naturally polled; that is, they don't have horns. Angus is one of the preferred breeds for beef.

The two breeds of Angus cattle are Black Angus (the predominant colouring amongst the original Scottish Aberdeen Angus population) and Red Angus.

Mixed herd of Black Angus and Red Angus Cattle
Mixed Herd Of Black And Red Angus Cattle

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