Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DRAGONFLY (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Bob McMurtry Dragonfly Collection

1- 8 2s followed by 1s dance down for 3 and back then 1s cast to 2nd place
9-16 1s set and dance La Baratte:-
' 9-10 1M ½ turns opposite 1L RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
' 11-12 1s ½ turn RH and retain hand but at arm's length from each other
' 13-14 1M retraces steps with 1L turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Lady's original place) and releasing Lady's RH she turns under Man's left arm until almost in original places
' 15-16 1s turn ¾ LH (1M faces 2M, 1L faces 3L)
17-24 1s dance reels of across (1M LSh to 2M, 1L LSh to 3L) ending with RH turn to face same couples
25-32 1s dance reels of across (1M RSh to 2L, 1L RSh to 3M) ending in 2nd places

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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