Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Caught By The Wind

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CAUGHT BY THE WIND (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Iain Boyd

1- 8 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on own sides
9-12 1L casts behind 2L+3L and in to face 3M while 1M dances across casts round 2L (2s up) to face 2M
13-16 1s dance LSh round facing Man to face opposite Lady
17-24 1s dance RSh reels of 3 across (1M with 2s, 1L with 3s)
25-28 1M dances RSh round 2L and turns right about to face down between 2s while 1L dances RSh round 3L to face up between 3s
29-32 1s change places RH and casts to 2nd place own sides
33-40 2s+1s dance R&L to end facing down (no polite turn)

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

Dance Information

Also see the dance Catch The Wind by Romaine Butterfield.

The name of the dance was suggested by Noeline O'Connor after she and Iain Boyd, the deviser, realised it was not unlike the dance that was written for them, Catch the Wind.

Although not a deliberate allusion, the deviser appreciated that the rights and lefts in Caught by the Wind could be suggestive of a kite in the wind.

Caught By The Wind
Caught By The Wind

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