The Cooper Children
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE COOPER CHILDREN (J8x40 in 10 bar phrases) 3C (4C set) Hugh Porteous Leeds Golden Collection
1-10 All dance 10 bar Snowball Chain:
1s cross RH and change places LH on side with 2s
1s change places RH with 3s while 2s cross over RH
1s cross LH while 2s and 3s change places LH
1s change places RH with 2s while 3s cross over RH. (3)1(2)
11-20 1s turn LH, 1s turn 3rd corners (pstns) RH, pass RSh, 1s turn 4th corners (pstns) RH, pass RSh to face 1st corner (pstn)
21-24 1M dances RH across with 2s as 1L dances RH across with 3s
25-26 1s ½ turn LH
27-30 1M dances RH across with 3s as 1L dances RH across with 2s. 1s end 2nd place opposite sides
31-38 1s cross RH and cast to right as 3s and 2s set and cross RH, 1s cross RH up/down centre and cast to 2nd places as 3s and 2s set on sides and change places RH
39-40 All set
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
The Cooper Children
Hugh Porteous Leeds Golden Collection
Jig 8 x 40 bars 3 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set
10 bar phrases.
1-10 1s cross by the right to start a snowball chain, finishing 3s1s2s, 3s 2s on opposite sides;
11-12 1s turn by the left, finishing facing first corner in partner's first corner position;
13-16 1s turn first corner by the right and pass by the right to finish facing second corner in partner's second corner position;
17-20 1s turn second corner by the right and pass by the right to finish facing first corner position;
21-24 3s1L 1M2s right hands across;
25-26 1s turn halfway by the left;
27-30 3s1M 1L2s right hands across;
31-34 3s 2s set and cross by the right WHILE 1s cross by the right and cast to the right to finish 1M between 3s facing down, 1L between 2s facing up;
35-38 3M2M 3L2L set facing on the sides and cross by the right WHILE 1s cross by the right up and down and cast to the right to finish in 2nd place on own sides;
39-40 2s1s3s set.
(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
Dance NotesThe music for this dance must be in 10-bar phrases, as in The Wee Cooper O' Fife.
9-10 All continue the chain, changing by the right once more and finishing with a polite turn as appropriate.
21- 3s 2s must move quickly into the right hands across.
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
Dance Instruction VideosThe Cooper Children - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Dance InformationThis dance, like the dances The Wee Cooper O' Fife and The Cooper's Wife (Mitchell) is in 10 bar phrases and presumably represents their offspring!
Also see the dance The Cooper's Crown by Reuben Freemantle.
Cooper Children - Grandfather And His Four Sons
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