Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Dandelion Picker

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DANDELION PICKER (R8X32) 3C (4C set) Ian Barbour

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast 1 place (2s step up), 1s turn LH to face 4th corners
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 4th corners and pass RSh to face 1st corners, 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 1st corners to end 1L between 3s, 1M between 2s
17-24 1s dance diagonal R&L (up/down):
   17-20 1s change places RH with dancer diagonally to Right, dancers change places LH at ends of set
   21-24 1s change places RH with dancer diagonally to Left, dancers change places LH at ends of set. 1s end facing 4th corners
25-32 RSh reels of 3 across, 1L+2s (at top) and 1M+3s (at bottom) and 1s cross RH to own sides bars 31-32

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


Dance Notes

    -30 All finish 2s1s3s in the sidelines, 1s on opposite sides.

31-32 1s cross by the right to own sides.
In the 2nd, 4th and 6th repeats, they may prefer to cross down by the left WHILE 3s (in 4th place of the full set) step up.

(Dance notes by Reuben Freemantle)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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Dance Information

This reel, The Dandelion Picker, was written for Evelyn Wake. A tune "Ron and Evelyn Wake" was composed by Sandy Nixon.

Dandelion Picker
A Dandelion Picker


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