Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Crown Of The Sea

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CROWN OF THE SEA (S6x24) 5C set Peter Hastings Acme Collection
Each couple dance 48 bars. A New Couple starts after 24 bars (i.e. on bars 1, 25, 49, 72 and 96)

1- 8 1s+2s dance ¾ double Fig of 8 (1s cross down to start), 1s cast (loop) into 2nd place while 2s cross RH
9-16 2s+1s dance Diamond Poussette
17-24 1s+3s set and rotate:
 Set, rotate singly and dance on 1 place clockwise, change places RH on sides and dance on 1 place to own sides (1s in 2nd place)
25-32 (New Couple starts as at bar 1) while 1s+4s+5s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s out and down to start) and 1s cast 1 place as 4s dance up
33-40 1s+5s dance R&L
41-48 1s+5s ½ turn RH, circle to left ½ way and set twice to partners (New 1st couple now at bar 24 and another couple ready to start)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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