Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Early Riser

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

EARLY RISER (J4x32) 4C set Ian Barbour Set & Cast Off Vol 3

1- 4 1s and 4s set, 1s pass 2s LSh (2s step up) while 4s pass 3s LSh (3s step down)
5- 8 1s+4s turn 1½ LH on sides. 4s face 2s, 1s face 3s. 2413
9-16 All dance Grand Chain ½ round (1 step per hand) (3)(1)(4)(2); All Set&Cross RH with partner, 1s and 4s face out. 3142
17-20 1s followed by 4s cast up to top, lead down, remaining in centre (1s in 3rd place, 4s in 2nd place)
21-24 4s+1s+2s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (1s lead down, 2s out/up, 4s out/ down to start). 3214
25-32 3s+2s also 1s+4s dance ½ R&L; All Set&Cross RH. 2341

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

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