Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

JIGSAW (S3x40) 3C set Ann Gorman The Big Birthday Book 1998

1- 8 1s+2s+3s Promenade and end 1s cast to 2nd place as 2s dance up to top
9-16 2s+1s dance ½ double Fig of 8 (1s cross up to start, 2s cast), 1s+3s ½ double Fig of 8 (1s cross down to start, 3s cast up) 1s end facing 3rd corners
17-24 1L+2s and 1M+3s dance ½ reel of 3 across, 1s face 3rd corner position 3s face out. 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 3rd corners and pass LSh to face 4th corners
25-32 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 4th corners, pass RSh to 2nd place opposite side and all chase clockwise to own side
33-40 1s+3s dance the Tournée:
 1s+3s dance into prom hold (Men with partner on right, 1s face Men's side and 3s Ladies' side), couples ½ wheel anticlockwise and Men turn Ladies into middle, both couples turn 1½ times (3s RH, 1s LH) and dance out to places. 231

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

British Railways In Wartime - Leave Train- Transport Between London And Scotland, UK, 1944
In a smoking compartment on a train travelling between London and Scotland, a Royal Air Force Flight Sergeant settles down to a jigsaw puzzle to pass the time on the journey.
He is using his case as a table on which to spread the puzzle pieces.

Image copyright (cropped) Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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