Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Cambridge Hornpipe

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CAMBRIDGE HORNPIPE (R4x32) Sq.Set Hugh Foss

Fig.1
1- 8 1s+3s dance Ladies' Chain, with extra ¼ turn bar 8 so Ladies end BtoB in centre facing partners
9-16 1s+3s set, ½ turn RH, retain hands, Men join LH in centre and Balance-in-Line. Men ½ turn LH to face opposite Lady
while 2s+4s set to partners, change places RH, set and change places LH
17-24 1s+3s dance RSh reel of 4 across. Bar 24 Men pull back RSh to face partners
25-32 1s+3s turn RH into prom hold facing anticlockwise and promenade round to original places
while 2s+4s set to partners, Advance, set, Retire

Fig. 2
1-32 All 4 couples together dance Fig 1 with:-
1-2 and 5-6 Ladies dance ½ RH across in centre
15-16 and 19-20 Men ½ LH across in centre
17-18 and 21-22 Ladies ½ LH across in centre

Fig. 3
1-32 2s+4s repeat Fig 1

Fig 4
1- 8 Ladies dance RH across, finish facing partners. All turn partners 1½ round LH
9-16 Men dance RH across, all turn partners 1½ LH, Men pull back LSh to face clockwise nearer hands joined with partners while Ladies join RH in centre
17-24 All dance round in wheel, Ladies end BtoB in centre facing partners
25-32 All ½ turn partners RH into prom hold and promenade anticlockwise round, ending with Ladies BtoB in centre for bow/curtsey

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams



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