Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Dyke On The 49th

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DYKE ON THE 49TH (R4x32) 4C set John Drewry

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across, 1M+2L also 3M+4L turn RH, Men dance round next Man into middle while Ladies cast down 1 place into middle
9-16 1M+2L+3M+4L dance reel of 4 up/down middle
17-24 1M+2L also 3M+4L turn RH and Balance-in-Line, on last 2 bars standing dancers advance to meet partners
25-32 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance Poussette but end with 1s and 4s passing each other. 2413

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

Dance Information

"Dyke" is Scots for "wall".

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