Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Breath Of Spring

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BREATH OF SPRING (S4x32) 4C set Ruth Taylor Martello Tower 5

1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance LSh reels of 3 on sides
9-16 1L+2M turn LH, 1M+2L turn RH
17-24 1s cross RH, cast 2 places, cross LH and cast to bottom
25-32 4s+1s dance R&L

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This dance, Breath Of Spring, was devised in February 1992 while teaching reels of three. (It was to demonstrate that not all reels of three are the same.)

Breath Of Spring
"A Breath Of Spring" Zou Fulei (active mid-14th century), Ink On Paper, c. 1360


Image copyright (cropped) Freer Gallery of Art [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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