Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Humming Bird

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE HUMMING BIRD (J5x32) 5C set Tim Eyres Oxford Silver Jubilee

1- 8 2s and 4s cross LH and join RH with 1st corners, all balance in 2 diagonal lines of 4; 2s and 4s turn 1st corners RH into lines of 3 or 4 across (4M between 5s, 2M+4L with 3s, 2L with 1s)
9-16 2L with 1s and 4M with 5s dance RSh reels of 3 across (RSh to 1st corner) while 2M+4L dance RSh reel of 4 across
17-24 2s and 4s join LH, dance up/down to join RH with 2nd corners and Balance-in-Line with corners; 2s and 4s turn corners RH ending on opposite sides, 1s, 3s and 5s remain facing out
25-32 1s cast 1 place as 2s cross up, 1s cross down to 3rd place as 3s cast up; 1s cast down as 4s cross up and 1s cross down as 5s cast up. 23451

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

Humming Bird
Humming Bird

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