Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Crescent Moon

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CRESCENT MOON (R4x32) 4C set John Drewry Turkish Set

1- 8 1s turn RH then 1L+2M turn LH and end facing 2L (nearer hands joined) while 4s turn LH then 4L+3M turn RH and end facing 3L and 2M and 3M joining hands to form a crescent
9-16 All set twice, 1L turns right about to face partner as 4L turns left about to face her partner, 1L dances RSh round her partner to own place as 4L dances LSh round her partner to own place while 2s+3s cross (Men between Ladies), 2s+3s cross back (Ladies between Men) 4231
17-24 All dance reels of 4 on sides
25-32 4s+2s also 3s+1s turn RH 1½ times on sides, 1s+4s turn LH 1½ times on sides. 2413

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

Dance Information

Crescent Moon - As the moon orbits the earth, the appearance of the illuminated part changes. The first we get to see of it is called the crescent moon.

Crescent Moon
The Crescent Moon

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