Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Five Arrows

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FIVE ARROWS (R10x48) 3C (5C set) Arthur Williamson Annette Cameron Book

1- 8 1L followed by 2L+3L+3M+2M dance across, behind 1M, down Men's side, across below 3rd place and up Ladies' side, all back to place
9-16 1M followed by 2M+3M+3L+2L dance across, behind 1L, down Ladies' side, across below 3rd place and up Men's side, all back to place
17-24 1s set, cast (2s step up); 1s set, cross LH to face 1st corners
25-32 1s+1st corners dance diagonal reel of 4. Bar 32 1s dance round each other LSh to face 2nd corners
33-40 1s+2nd corners dance diagonal reel of 4. 1s end in 2nd place opposite sides. 2(1)345
41-48 1s cast up to top, lead down between 2s crossing to own side, dance behind 3s, lead up between 3s and cast to 3rd place (3s step up). 23145
Repeat having passed 2 couples

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



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