Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Conical Chronicles

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Conical Chronicles 32 Bar Reel For 1 Couple In A 1 Couple + 4 Cones Set Katherine and Andrew Uren, 2020.

1-8 1s set, cast, ½ Fig of 8 across around 2s
9-16 1s dance reflection Fig of 8 on opposite side (in and down to begin)
17-24 1s cross LH, cast around 3s, nearer hands joined dance up the middle, cast around 2s to face 1st corners
25-32 Set to Corners and Partner (Hello-Goodbye setting), finishing with a petronella turn into 2nd place


Dance Notes

Note that this is performed as one repeat in the format of a 3-couple in 4-couple set. Since 2s and 3s take no active part, they are replaced by traffic cones, already in the corner positions, i.e., with 2s in 1st place.

  1-     1s actually start from one place above 1st place.

  3-4   In a conventional dance, 2s would step up here. 1s must actually cast two places.

(Dance notes by Reuben Freemantle)

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Conical Chronicles - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

This dance, Conical Chronicles, was devised especially for dancing in a lockdown bubble where the road works have paused.

Couple dancing Conical Chronicles in the road works
Katherine And Andrew, Dancing Conical Chronicles In Auckland, New Zealand

Published in Conical Chronicles video on Youtube.
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