Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


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EQUILIBRIUM (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Ian Barbour SCD Archives

1- 8 1s cast 1 place, cross LH and cast round their 2nd corners to 2nd place opposite sides facing 1st corners
9-16 1s dance reel of 3 on opposite sides passing 1st corner RSh to start. 2(1)3
17-28 1s dance Fig of 8 Grand Chain:
 1s change places RH with 1st corners on sides as 2nd corners cross diagonally RH, 1s cross diagonally LH as others change place LH on sides, continue this Fig back to place (Ladies in top place always cross diagonally with Man in 3rd place as others change place on sides)
29-32 1s set and cross RH. 213

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

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Equilibrium is a state whereby a balance is found between several different influences or aspects of a situation, both sides are balanced.

Equilibrium - Perfectly Balanced

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