Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Frolic In The Poppy Field

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A FROLIC IN THE POPPY FIELD (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Sue Ayland Big Birthday Book

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast 1 place, 1s dance ½ Figs of 8 (1L round 2s, 1M round 3s) while 2s+3s dance ½ R&L (RH on sides to start)
9-16 1s dance LH across (1M with 2s, 1L with 3s), 1s ½ turn RH and twirl to own sides
17-24 1s cast round 3rd corners into middle BtoB (1M facing up, 1L down) and set as Crown Triangles, rotate ¼ clockwise and set ending facing 1st corners
25-32 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners and pass RSh to face 2nd corners, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corner and pass RSh to 2nd place own sides
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Poppy Field
Poppy Field Near Balmullo In Fife

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