Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Black Cat

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THE BLACK CAT (J8x32) 2C (4C set) John Drewry Summer Collection 2

1- 8 1M+2L set, ¾ turn RH, 2L casts down behind 1L as 1M cast up around 2M, change places giving LH and end facing partner on opposite side
9-16 1s and 2s set to partners on sides, change places LH, 1M+2M (at top) also 1L+2L turn RH
17-24 Repeat bars 1- 8 with 2M+1L starting
25-32 1L+2L also 1M+2M set, change places LH, 2s and 1s turn partners RH 1½ times

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

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A black cat is a feline with black fur.

The folklore surrounding black cats varies from culture to culture. In Great Britain, black cats are a symbol of good luck. The Scottish believe that a strange black cat's arrival to the home signifies prosperity. Furthermore, it is believed that a lady who owns a black cat will have many suitors.

Black Cat
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