Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Flying Cloud

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FLYING CLOUD (R3x32) 3C set Elizabeth Lee Barnes Clipper Ship and other Dances

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place (2s step up); 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 up round 2s
9-16 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 down round 3s; 1s cross RH and cast to 3rd place (3s step up). 231
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s cross up, 2s dance in/down, 3s dance out/down to start), 1s end 3rd place opposite side. 23(1)
25-32 1s cross RH to face up nearer hands joined (1L on 1M's right) and 2s+3s+1s circle 6H round to left. 231

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

Dance Information

The Flying Cloud was a clipper ship that set the world's sailing record for the fastest passage between New York and San Francisco, 89 days 8 hours. She held this record for over 100 years, from 1854-1989.

Flying Cloud
Flying Cloud - 1851 Clipper Ship

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Image copyright (cropped) Lubbock, Basil. The China Clippers (4th ed.). 1919 Glasgow: James Brown and Son. p. 70.

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