Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Bras d'Or

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BRAS D'OR (Third Man) (J8x40) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Bankhead Book 1

1- 8 1s dance reels of 3 on sides (1L+2L and 2M+3M pass RSh) ending with 1L+2L also 2M+3M changing places RH
9-16 1L+3M set and cross RH, 3M followed by 1L cast down behind 3L and crosses to end own side (1L ends in 3L place and 2M+3L step up)
17-20 1s dance in, pull back RSh (pirouette) into BtoB position (Man facing up) and dance out to 1L/3M places while 3M and 2L cast on own sides to top/bottom and dance in and pull back RSh (pirouette) into BtoB position (Man facing up)
21-24 1s cast on opposite sides and cross to own sides while 3M and 2L dance out to 1L/3M places and cast to bottom/top
25-32 1L+2L (at top) and 1M+3M (3rd place) turn RH while middle dancers turn LH 1ΒΌ times, 3 Ladies (at top) also 3 Men dance RH across and 3L followed by 1L+2L dance down Ladies' side while 2M followed by 1M+3M dance up Men's side. 213
33-40 1s cross down RH, cast up to 1st place and cross down LH to 2nd place own side facing out
End of 2nd turn: 1s dance down and cross LH to 4th place as 4s step up

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Bras d'Or Lake is a large body of salt water dominating the centre of Cape Breton Island in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.

Bras d'Or
Bras d'Or Lake

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