Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CAROUSEL (J4x32) 4C set James B. Cosh Glenshee Collection

1- 8 All dance reels of 4 on sides
9-16 1s and 4s turn RH moving into centre of set while 2s+3s turn LH on sides and ending in corners, 1s+4s dance RH across. 2143
17-24 1s+4s+3s dance reflection reels on sides (4s in and down to start)
25-32 4s dance diagonal R&L (M down) ending 2(3)4(1)

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

Dance Notes

Repeat with new 2s and 4s on opposite sides, 2nd repeat ends with all on opposite sides and 4th repeat all on own sides.

(Dance notes by Charles Upton and his successors)

Dance Information

A carousel (from French carrousel, from Italian carosello), or merry-go-round, is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating circular platform with seats for riders.

The "seats" are traditionally in the form of rows of wooden horses or other animals mounted on posts, many of which are moved up and down via gearwork to simulate galloping, to the accompaniment of circus music.

Carousel Horse
Carousel Horse, Edinburgh

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