Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Icebreaker

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ICEBREAKER (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Priscilla Burrage Cross Country Capers

1- 8 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round and back
9-12 1s dance down under an arch made by 2s, 1s dance down and make an arch for 3s (who dance up to 2nd place)
13-16 1s dance up under arch made by 3s, 1s dance up and make an arch for 2s (who dance down to 2nd place)
17-24 1M+2L change places diagonally RH, 1M+3M change places diagonally LH, 1L repeats with 2M and 3L
25-32 1L followed by partner casts to 2nd place (1L crosses to Men's side), 2s+1s+3s set and cross RH to own sides

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

'Icebreaker' and 'To Break The Ice' are expressions used to describe a game or activity that introduces people to each other so that they feel more relaxed together.

An icebreaker is a special-purpose ship or boat designed to move and navigate through ice-covered waters, and provide safe waterways for other boats and ships. Although the term usually refers to ice-breaking ships, it may also refer to smaller vessels, such as the icebreaking boats that were once used on the canals of the United Kingdom.

For a ship to be considered an icebreaker, it requires three traits most normal ships lack: a strengthened hull, an ice-clearing shape, and the power to push through sea ice.

The Icebreaker Image
The Nuclear Icebreaker "Yamal" On Its Way To The North Pole


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