Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Griffin's Flight

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE GRIFFIN'S FLIGHT (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Claudette Sigg New World SC Dancers Collection Book 1

1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance reflection (mirror) reels of 3 on sides giving hands (1s in/down, 2s out/up, 3s in/up)
9-16 1s followed by 2s (who dance up to top) dance down, cast round 3s, meet, dance up and cast to 2nd place, 2s into 1st place
17-24 1s+1st corners turn RH, 1s pass RSh, 1s+2nd corners turn RH, 1s pass RSh to 2nd place own side, 1M facing up, 1L facing down
25-32 1M+2s and 1L+3s dance LH across, 1s pass LSh and dance RH across with other couple

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


Dance Information

The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet.

Because the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature.

Griffin Image
Griffin Statue


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