Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CONUNDRUM (S4x32) 4C set Brenda Burnell Leeds Anniversary Book

1- 8 All set, turn 2H and 1s+2s also 3s+4s circle 4H round left
9-16 All circle 8H round and back
17-24 All set twice, turn 2H (1s+2s twice, 3s+4s 1½ times)
25-32 All dance 2 couple Interlocking Allemandes:
 1s and 2s dance normal Allemande but end in 3rd/1st places while 3s+4s Allemande (down) ending in 4th/2nd places then 1s and 3s cross passing RSh to own side. 2413

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

Dance Instruction Videos

Conundrum - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

Conundrum may be described as a logical postulation that evades resolution, an intricate and difficult problem.

Conundrum is a word of unknown origin, probably coined in burlesque imitation of scholastic Latin, as "hocus-pocus" or "panjandrum", originally a term meaning whim, fancy or ridiculous idea; later applied to a pun or play upon words, and thus, in its usual sense, to a particular form of riddle in which the answer depends on a pun. In a transferred sense the word is also used of any puzzling question or difficulty.

Dance information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence 3.0.
Text from this original Conundrum article on Wikipedia.
Text from this original Conundrum article on Wikipedia.

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'Conundrum' page