Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Chasing A Rainbow

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CHASING A RAINBOW (M-4(S16+J16)) 4C set Peter J Clark Corberry Collection 2

Strathspey
1- 8 1s+2s and 3s+4s face in diagonally, set and circle 4H ½ round; 1s and 4s drop hands, 1M dances down Ladies' side, 4L up Men's side to form large circle. All dance 8H ½ round. 3412
9-10 Dancers in top 3 Ladies' places cross diagonally RH with dancers in bottom 3 Men's places
11-12 Dancers in top 3 Men's places cross diagonally LH with dancers in bottom 3 Ladies' places. End 4 Men at top, 4 Ladies at bottom
13-16 4M followed by 3M also 1L followed by 2L dance anticlockwise round to own sides. All now in original places.

Jig
1- 8 1s set, ½ turn RH; 1M followed by 1L cast 3 places to 4th place own sides while 2s+3s+4s set, turn partner RH moving up 1 place and all couples set
9-16 2s+3s+4s+1s dance reels of 4 on sides. 2341

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



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