Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Four Ducks In A Row

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FOUR DUCKS IN A ROW (R4x32) 4 Person set Terry Glasspool
4 persons facing as for a reel of 4 Up&Down the room

1- 8 All Petronella turn (the set is now square), 1+2 change places RH (across the set); 1+3 cross diagonally LH, 1+4 turn ½ RH to end nearer hands joined facing up, and 3+2 nearer hands joined facing down
9-12 All dance modified Set&Link: All set. LH ends (3 and 4) turn ¾ LH in centre while RH ends (2 and 1) cast ¼ clockwise to form line across (L to R: 2341)
13-16 All dance ½ RSh reel of 4 across
17-24 1+4 also 3+2 turn ¾ RH, All set facing up/down, on bar 20 turn to face across nearer hands joined (now in same formation as bar 9 rotated ¼ clockwise). Repeat Modified Set&Link to form line up/down. 2341
25-32 All ½ RSh reel of 4 up/down; 1+4 also 3+2 turn ½ RH, all set facing up/down. 4123

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

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