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 Corners and Set:
   Couple in middle change places with corners passing RSh, corners pass RSh in middle with a ¼ turn to right to face next corner while supporting corners set (2 bars). Repeat 1 more time to end in lines across (2L facing 1L, 3M facing 1M) ½ reels of 3 across (1L+2L and 1M+3M pass LSh)
17-24 3 couples dance 4 bars of Dance to Corners and Set: End 2M facing up, 3L facing down in middle opposite sides. ½ RSh reels of 3 on sides.
25-32 3 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
Calm Before Storm
Storm Brewing, Bowling Basin At The Western End Of The Forth And Clyde Canal


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