Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Crossing The Brook

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CROSSING THE BROOK (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring Social Dances 2002 (Leeds 40th Anniv)

1- 8 1M+2M dance ½ Diag R&L with 2L+3L, 3L casts down 2 places and crosses to place while 1M casts up 2 places and crosses to place
9-16 1L+2M dance ½ Diag R&L with 2L+3M, 3M crosses and casts down 2 places while 1L crosses and casts up 2 places
17-24 1s dance diag reel of 3 with 2L (1s pass RSh to start) while 3s dance diag reel of 3 with 2M (3s pass RSh to start)
25-32 1L+2L turn LH 1½ times while 1M+2M turn RH 1½ times, 1s dance down between 3s and cast up to 2nd place

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Crossing The Brook Painting Image
"Girls Crossing The Brook" Thomas Doughty (1793–1856), Oil On Canvas, c. 1829


Image Copyright Thomas Doughty [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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