Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Caribou Gathering

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CARIBOU GATHERING (R8x40) 3C (4C set) John Bowie Dickson Dunedin Dances Book 3

1- 8 1s cross RH, lead down below 3s, cross RH and lead up to 2nd place to end back-to-back facing own sides
9-16 1s set (as Double Triangles), rotate BtoB to face 1st corners and dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 end BtoB in middle (1L facing up 1M down)
17-24 1s set (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s), rotate BtoB to face 2nd corners and dance ½ reel of 4 end turning LH to face 1st corner (pstn)
25-28 1s change place with 1st corner positions and 1s set while 1st corners change places LH in centre
29-32 1s change places RH with corners and 1s turn LH to face 2nd corner positions
33-40 1s repeat bars 25-32 with 2nd corner positions and end turning LH to 2nd places

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

Dance Information

Devised for dancers visiting Canada in September, 1991. The original tune 'The Caribou', written by Kevin Clark 1991 is recommended.

The reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) (also known as caribou in North America) is a deer from the Arctic and Subarctic, including both resident and migratory populations.

Caribou Image
A Gathering Of Peary Caribou

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