Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Galloping Gordon

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GALLOPING GORDON (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Harry Rhodes Snowdon Book 2

1- 8 1s set, cast and dance ½ Fig of 8 (Man with 2s and Lady with 3s) and end in 2nd place opposite side facing 1st corner
9-24 2s+1s+3s dance Fig of 8 Grand Chain:-
' 1s change places RH with 1st corners on sides as 2nd corners cross diagonal RH, 1s cross diagonal LH as others change place LH on sides, continue this Fig back to place (Ladies in top place always cross diagonal with Man in 3rd place as others change place on sides) and end with 1s dancing ½ Fig of 8 (Man down and Lady up)
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv&Ret and turn RH

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

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