Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Bus Pass

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BUS PASS (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Tom Meadley Dances devised locally to Bridport

1- 8 1M followed by 2M+3M dance across top, down behind Ladies, up middle while 1L+2L+3L stand 4 bars then set advancing (2 bars), pull back RSh (rotate 2 bars) to join nearer hands with partner in middle
9-16 1s+2s+3s promenade ending with 1s casting to finish in centre LSh to LSh facing opposite sides while 2s dance up to 1st place
17-24 "Snake Pass" figure:-
' 1L+2s (at top) and 1M+3s dance RH across. 1L followed by 2s also 1M followed by 3s pass LSh diagonally across through 2nd place to change ends and loop round to left to end 312
25-32 1s turn LH (4 bars) to sidelines, 1M faces down, 1L faces up. 3s+1s+2s dance ½ LSh reel of 3 on sides (1M+2M and 1L+3L pass LSh to start) 213

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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