Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Black Joke

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BLACK JOKE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Nuttall Atholl 60th Anniversary
Music: "The Black Joke" - 6 bars + 6 bars + 10 bars + 10 bars phrases

1- 4 1s+2s dance ½ Double Fig of 8 (1s cross down, 2s dance up). 1s finish facing out
5- 6 1s+2s change places (1M+2M LH,1L+2L RH)
7-10 1s+3s dance ½ Double Fig of 8 (1s dance down, 3s cross up). 1s finish facing out
11-12 1s+3s change places (1M+3L LH, 1L+3M RH)
13-16 1s cross RH and cast up
17-22 2s+1s+3s set and link; all cross RH with dancer opposite
23-26 2s+1s+3s set and link to finish on the sidelines
27-30 1M dances ½ Fig of 8 down round 3s as 1L dances ½ Fig of 8 up round 2s
31-32 2s+1s+3s set

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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