Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Hoolet

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE HOOLET (R4x32) 4C set John Bowie Dickson Dunedin Dances Book 5
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s set facing on sides, petronella turn into lines of 4 across and dance ½ reels of 4
9-16 1s+2s set facing across, petronella turn to other sides and dance ½ reels of 4 on sides. 43(2)(1)
17-24 4s+1s (end couples) chase clockwise ½ way, 1s and 4s turn partners RH. 13(2)(4)
25-32 All set, 1s+3s also 2s+4s dance RH across ½ way, all set and cross RH. 31(4)(2)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Devised for Fiona Gardner's 40th birthday. Fiona (Dunedin Dancer) is very fond of owls, and has a large collection.

A houlet (hoolet) is a bird that maistly hunts in the nicht. It haes shairp claws an a heukit nib.

The Hoolet Image
Northern Spotted Owl

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