Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Black Douglas

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BLACK DOUGLAS (J8x40) 3C (4C set) S Firth SCD Archives

1- 8 1M+3L change places RH and turn 2s (on sides) LH to form diagonal line with 3L and 1M in centre LH joined, Balance-in-Line and turn 2s back to side lines
9-16 1L+3M repeat except that they cross LH and turn RH on sides (321 with 3s and 1s on opposite sides)
17-24 2s dance round each other LSh to dance ½ reels of 4 with '1st corners' (L face M), 2s turn LH 1¼ times to face '2nd corners' (M face M)
25-32 2s dance ½ reels of 4 with '2nd corners' and turn LH 1½ times into Allemande hold
33-40 1s+2s dance Allemande

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

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