Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Cloisters

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THE CLOISTERS (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Summer Collection 86

1- 8 1L cross below 2M and casts up to 1M place while 1M Crosses&Casts to 2L place, 1s cross LH, cast (L up and M down) and in to face 2s in line across
9-16 1s+2s (facing opposite partners) dance reel of 4 across
17-24 1s+2s set, 2s set again while 1s petronella turn into middle and 1s+2s dance LH across ending on own sides 1L+2L and 2M+1M
25-32 1s+2s cross (Ladies pass between Men), Ladies change places RH, turn inward and cross back to own side (order 2 1) and 2s turn RH as 1s turn LH

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

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A cloister (from Latin claustrum, "enclosure") is a rectangular open space surrounded by covered walks or open galleries, with open arcades on the inner side, running along the walls of buildings and forming a quadrangle or garth.

The Cloisters, Fontenay Abbey, Marmagne, France

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