Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Border Barque

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BORDER BARQUE (S4x40) 4C set Barry Priddey SCD Archives
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 All set, 1s and 4s cross RH while 2s+3s dance ½ RH across, all set and cross back RH
9-16 3s+2s dance 4H round to left, set and turn partner RH into prom hold facing each other
17-24 3s+2s set (Glasgow Highlanders step), dancing forward (diagonal to right) to form a line across and wheel round anticlockwise ¾ to line up/down set
25-32 3s and 2s in prom hold dance LSh Pass&Turn with 2nd corners and pass LSh to face 1st corners, LSh Pass&Turn with 1st corners to end in original order in Allemande hold 1s facing up, 2s facing 3s and 4s facing up
33-40 1s+3s dance Allemande up while 2s+4s dance Allemande down (2s and 3s pass LSh) 31(4)(2)

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

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