Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Broadsword

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BROADSWORD (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Chris Ronald Formation Foundations

1- 4 1s dance down below 2s and cast up to places
5- 8 2s lead up LH, cross and cast to 2nd place on opposite sides. 1(2)
9-16 1s+2s dance 6 bars R&L, 2s+1s turn ¾ LH on the sides into lines across, 1s facing down, 2s facing up and Ladies in the middle
17-24 1s+2s dance the Targe:
 17-18 1st and 2nd Ladies ¾ turn RH while Men dance ¼ way round anticlockwise
 19-20 1st Man with 2nd Lady and 1st Lady with 2nd Man full turn LH
 21-22 1st and 2nd Ladies ¾ turn RH while Men dance ¼ way round anticlockwise
 23-24 1st Man with 2nd Lady and 1st Lady with 2nd Man turn LH to end 1s on opposite sides in 2nd place. 2(1)
25-32 All set, 1s lead up RH, cross and cast, 2s+1s set

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


Dance Notes

Can be danced as a Strathspey, a Reel or a Jig.

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