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The Falls Of Rogie

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THE FALLS OF ROGIE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Jean Attwood Alexander Book 1

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s cross RH and cast 1 place (Man up, Lady down)
9-16 1s dance ½ reels of 3 across (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s), set in lines across and change places RH with opposite person
17-24 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise ½ way, 1s dance in and turn 1¼ RH to face 1st corner positions as 2s and 3s continue to chase on to places (as bar 16)
25-32 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners, passing RSh dance ½ reel with 2nd corners and cross passing RSh to 2nd place own sides

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

The Falls of Rogie
Jean Attwood Alexander Book 1
Reel 8 x 32 bars 3 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-4   1s cross by the right and cast;

  5-8   1s cross by the right and cast to the right;

  9-12 1M2s 3s1L half reels of 3 across;

13-14 2L1M2M set facing 3L1L3M up and down;

15-16 all cross by the right up and down;

17-20 all chase clockwise halfway;

21-24 2s3s chase clockwise halfway again WHILE 1s turn by the right, finishing facing first corner positions;

25-28 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with first corner positions;

29-32 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with second corner positions, finishing in second place on own sides.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

    -32 In the odd-numbered repeats, any less-agile 1s may find it helpful to take right hands as they pass partner, retaining hold without actually reaching the sideline and so ready for bar 1 of the next repeat.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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The Falls Of Rogie refers to the waterfalls on the Blackwater river just outside Contin, North-West of Inverness, Scotland.

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