Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Jacquie's Fankle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

JACQUIE'S FANKLE (R3x32) 3C set John Wilkinson 2006
1- 8 1s+3s Petronella turn in centre and set. 1s+3s change place RH with partner, 1L+3M change places LH
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance Reel of 4 and Chase:-
' 1M+3L dance ½ reel of 4 then dance clockwise through own sidelines to position as bar 9
' While 1L+3M pass facing person RSh then dance clockwise round to rejoin reel at opposite end. 1L+3M do not pass on bar 16 but pull back RSh to end 1L facing up, 3M facing down
' While 2s dance clockwise (2 bars), join at ends to dance ½ reel of 4, then dance clockwise back to original places
17-24 1s+3s dance Petronella turn to original places. 1s+2s+3s set and turn partners RH, all finishing in centre joining both hands, ready for...
25-32 1s+2s+3s dance 3 couple Poussette (1s move 2 places down while 2s+3s move up 1 place)

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


Dance Information

Fankle is Scottish for "tangled or twisted mess".

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