Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Great Mandala

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Great Mandala (The Wheel Of Time) by Sue McKinnell 8x32 Jig for 3C

1-4 1C cross RH, cast to 2nd place, 2C step up on bars 3 and 4.
5-8 1C dance up between 2C, 1W giving LH to 2M and turning him once round, WHILE 1M gives RH to 2W and turns her once round.
9-12 1W dance down between 3C, 1W giving RH to 3M and turning him once round, WHILE 1M gives LH to 3W and turns her once round; 1C end in 2nd place on opposite sides.
13-16 1C cross RH, cast down behind 3C, meet below 3C, and take nearer hands.
17-18 1C dance up to 1st corners.
19-20 1C set to 1st corners.
21-24 1C turn 1st corners RH once round; on bar 24, 1C pass RS in the center to face 2nd corners.
25-26 1C set to 2nd corners.
27-30 1C turn 2nd corners RH once round.
31-32 1C pass RS to own sides in 2nd place.


(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Dec 2000)

Dance Notes

Timing is everything in this dance as the figures are not symmetric.

(Dance notes by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Suggested music is Icebreaker from Tartan Capers by The White Cockade.

(Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)

A Great Mandala
A Great Mandala, Tibetan Peace Garden

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