Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Grumpy John

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GRUMPY JOHN (S4x48) 4C set Joan F Bradbury Vallin Collection 1

1- 8 1L sets to 1M (who does not set) casts to 4th place (2L+3L+4L step up 5-6) 1L sets to 4M (who does set)
9-16 Diagonal reels of 4 across (1M+3L also 3M+1L pass LSh as 2M and 4M dance up, 2L and 4L dance down)
17-24 1M casts to 4th place (2M+3M+4M step up 19-20) and 1M set to 1L and they turn RH to face 4L (1L following partner)
25-36 ½ RSh alternating tandem reels of 3 across: 1s with 4s, 1s with 3s, 1s with 2s
37-40 1L followed by 1M casts behind Men, cross at 4th place to own side as 2s, 3s, and 4s cross up (Lady in front of Man)
41-48 2s+3s dance RH across as 4s+1s dance LH across, 2s+3s dance LH across as 4s+1s dance RH across

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

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