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 diagonal 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 diagonal R&L with 2L+3M, 3M Crosses&Casts down 2 places while 1L Crosses&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


Dance Information

This reel, Crossing The Brook, was dedicated to Ruth and Peter Thornton and the Liskeard Scottish Country Dancers.

Crossing the Brook is the title of a painting by Turner which shows the upper reaches of the River Tamar.

Crossing The Brook Painting Image
"Crossing The Brook" J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851), Oil On Canvas, c. 1815


Image Copyright J. M. W. Turner [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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