Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Calm Before Storm (Peart)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CALM BEFORE STORM (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Amanda Peart Sunday Class Book 2
1 -8 1s+2s dance Espagnole. 1s end facing 1st corners
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance 4 bars of Dance to Each Corner and Set. ½ reels of 3 across (1L+2L and 1M+3M pass LSh)
17-24 3 couples dance 4 bars of Dance to Each Corner and Set. End 2M facing up, 3L facing down in middle opposite sides. ½ RSh reels of 3 on sides
25-32 couples ½ turn opposite person RH, pull back RSh, dance out to own sides. 1M+2M (top 2 men) and 2L+3L (bottom 2 Ladies) turn 1½ LH. 213

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Also see the dance The Calm Before The Storm (Boyd) by Iain Boyd.

Calm Before Storm Image
Calm Before Storm
Storm Brewing, Bowling Basin At The Western End Of The Forth And Clyde Canal

Image Copyright A-M-Jervis [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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