Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dancing Out Of Habit

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DANCING OUT OF HABIT (Oh! Brother Dominic) (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Bankhead Book 6

1-16 1s set, cross RH, cast below 3s, dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s, slip step up to top, cast to 2nd place and cross LH while 2s stand for 2 bars repeat (without the final crossing) ending in 1st place own sides
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 2nd corner and end passing RSh to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round to left for 6 steps, pivot left and chase back to places

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


Dance Information

The alternative name for this dance is Oh! Brother Dominic.

Oh, Brother! was a British situation comedy show on BBC television which was broadcast between 1968 and 1970 starring Derek Nimmo.

The series was set in a monastery, Mountacres Priory, with Nimmo cast as the well-meaning but inept novice monk Brother Dominic. It was basically a successor to All Gas and Gaiters, where Nimmo had played a very similar role.

Dancing Out Of Habit Painting Image
Dancing Out Of Habit
"An Augustinian Friar Praying" Gerard David (circa 1450/1460–1523), Oil On Oak


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