Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Cape Spear

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CAPE SPEAR (S4x32) 4C set Bruce and Jo Shawyer All Around the Circle

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance Tournée:-
' 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance into prom hold (Men with partner on right, 1s/3s face Men's side and 2s/4s Ladies's side), couples ½ wheel anticlockwise and Men turn Ladies into middle, both couples turn 1½ times (2s/4s RH, 1s/3s LH) and dance out to places. 2143
9-16 All Adv&Ret 1 step, repeat and all dance DoSiDo
17-24 Top 3 Men's side cross RH with bottom 3 Ladies' side. Top 3 Ladies' side cross LH with bottom 3 Men's side, repeat bars 17-20 to 3412 opposite sides
25-32 3s+4s also 1s+2s set and ½ circle 4H left, 1s making arch dance up to top and cast to 2nd place while 3s+2s dance down under arch to bottom and 2s cast to 3rd place. 4123

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


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Cape Spear, located on the Avalon Peninsula near St. John's, Newfoundland, is the easternmost point in Canada and North America, excluding Danish-controlled Greenland.

A lighthouse has operated at Cape Spear since September 1836.

Cape Spear Image
Cape Spear Lighthouse


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