Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dun Arisaig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DUN ARISAIG (J4x32) 4C set Adrian Conrad Odd Half Dozen

1- 4 1L dances down diagonally to 4M's place, 2L, 3L, 4L follow dancing up side to start, 4L ends at the top of Ladies' side while
1M dances down diagonally to 4L's place; 2M, 3M, 4M follow, dancing up side to start. 4M ends at top of Men's side (Ladies cross in front of partner in centre). All end facing clockwise, 2s+3s join RH in centre and LH with neighbours on corners in "flattened" double RH across (St Andrew's cross)
5- 8 All dance ½ RH across, 1s end at top own sides, 4s at bottom opposite sides, all facing down on diagonals
9-16 4L dances up Men's side to top, 3L, 2L, 1L follow, i.e. down diagonal to 4M's place and up Men's side while
4M dances up Ladies' side to top, 3M, 2M, 1M follow, i.e. down diagonal to 4L's place, and up Ladies' side to end (4)(3)(2)(1); all turn partners RH
17-20 4s+2s (1st and 3rd places) dance slow ½ RH across to diagonally opposite places own sides (touch hands only in 18-19)
21-24 3s+1s (2nd and 4th places) dance similar slow ½ LH across. 2143
25-32 1s and 4s dance ½ Figs 8 (1s cross LH out through top, 4s cross RH out through bottom) and cast to centre; 1s+4s dance ½ R&L. 2413

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



Published in http://minicrib.org.uk/Publications/AConrad.The.Odd.Half-dozen.pdf.

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