Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Catching Helen

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CATCHING HELEN (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Aidan McElduff Glasgow 90th Anniv. Book

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast 1 place, 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 1st corners and 1s end RSh to RSh in middle 1M facing up 1L down
9-16 1L+2s (Ladies' side) and 1M+3s (Men's side) dance LH across, 1s pass LSh and dance RH across with other couple (1s end facing 2nd corners who face out)
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 2nd corners and all end opposite sides, (3s)+(1s)+(2s) set and all cross RH
25-32 3s+2s+1s chase clockwise ½ way then turn partner RH ½ way, all face partners and cast by right to own sides. 213

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

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