Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

El Viento

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

EL VIENTO (J4x32) 4C set Fiona S Miller Trestle Bridge Collection.

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance "Fig of 8 With Turning":
 1-2 1s/3s cross to 2nd/4th place opposite sides while 2s and 4s cast up
 3-4 1M+2L, 3M+4L ½ turn LH, while 1L+2M, 3L+4M ½ turn RH (i.e. turning corners)
 5-6 1s/3s cross to 2nd/4th place own side while 2s and 4s cast up
 7-8 1L+2L, 3L+4L ¾ turn LH while 1M+2M, 3M+4M ¾ turn RH (i.e. turning corners)
 End 1s between 2s, 3s between 4s, all facing down
9-16 All dance down for 3 bars, 1s and 3s form arches and turn outer dancers in and up under arches (order now 2143) and all dance up. 1s and 3s remain in centre facing up.
17-24 1s and 3s lead up to top and cast, 1s to 4th place, 3s to 2nd place. 2341. 2s+3s also 4s+1s dance RH across
25-32 All circle 8H round and back

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

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