Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DESPERATION (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Cliff Fryer 1994

1- 8 1s+2s 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)
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across, 1s+3s dance LH across
17-24 1s dance Reels of 3 on sides, 2s+1s pass RSh to start
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance 6H round and back 213

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Instruction Videos

Desperation - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
The Desperate Man, Gustave Courbet, Oil On Canvas
"The Desperate Man" (Le Désespéré, Self-Portrait) Gustave Courbet (1819-1877), Oil On Canvas, c. 1843

Image copyright Gustave Courbet, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'Desperation' page