Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Fountain

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE FOUNTAIN (J4x32) 4C set Hugh Foss Glendarroch SD Sheets

1- 4 1s cast 1 place while 2s step up, 1s dance up while 2s cast 1 place
5- 8 1s cast 1 place and dance up while 2s dance up and cast 1 place while 3s cast 1 place and dance up while 4s step up and cast 1 place
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance double Fig of 8 (1s and 3s cast to start)
17-24 1s and 3s set, turn LH, cross down and cast back to places while 2s and 4s continue with ½ Figs of 8, set and cross RH. 1234
25-28 1s turn RH while 3s ½ turn RH and lead up to top
29-32 1s cast to 4th place while 3s ½ turn RH and lead up to top while 2s and 4s ½ turn RH and cross up. 2341

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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A fountain (from the Latin "fons" or "fontis", a source or spring) is a piece of architecture which pours water into a basin or jets it into the air either to supply drinking water or for decorative or dramatic effect.

The Fountain Image
Bethesda Fountain In Central Park, New York

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