The Edzell Arch
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE EDZELL ARCH (R8x32) 2C (4C set) John Drewry Stoneywood Collection 1
1- 8 1s set, cross RH, cast to 2nd place (2s step up 5-6) and 2M+1M ¾ turn 2H (skip change) into centre facing down with nearer hands joined to form an arch
9-16 1L dances up under arch, casts on Ladies' side, dances up under arch and casts to 2nd place Men's side while 2L casts and dances up under arch, casts on Men's side, dances up under arch to top place Ladies' side
17-24 1M+2M ½ turn 2H (skip change) and cast back to place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Dance Instruction VideosThe Edzell Arch - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Dance InformationEdzell is a village in Angus, Scotland, located 5 miles (8 km) north of Brechin, by the River North Esk.
The most distinctive landmark of the village is the Dalhousie Arch, or Edzell Arch, which spans the main road into Edzell from the south. It was erected in 1887 to commemorate the deaths of the 13th Earl of Dalhousie and his wife.
Dalhousie Arch, Edzell
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