Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Contraflow

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CONTRAFLOW (R4x32) 4C set John Drewry Stoneywood Collection 1

1- 8 1M+2L set and change places RH also 3L+4M set and change places LH, 1s+2s dance RH across while 3s+4s dance LH across
9-16 1L+2M set and change places LH also 3M+4L set and change places RH, 2s+1s dance LH across while 4s+3s dance RH across
17-24 All set and cross RH, 1s followed by 4s dance up between 2s and cast to 3rd/2nd places. 2413
25-32 4s and 1s dance Figs of 8 round end couples

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

Dance Information

Contraflow means;
  1. Flow in the opposite direction to normal.

  2. An abnormal state of a road or motorway where the traffic temporarily travels in the opposite direction to normal, usually as a result of repair work or an accident.

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