Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

KALEIDOSCOPE (M-(S32+R32)) 4C set Elizabeth Lee Barnes Kaleidoscope and other Dances

1- 8 2s and 4s cast up 1 place while 1s and 3s petronella turn into middle and all set, all petronella turn (1s and 3s onto sides and 2s and 4s into middle M)
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance reels of 4 across (2s and 4s pass partner LSh to give RSh to sides)
17-24 2M+4L turn LH 1½ times while others chase anticlockwise ½ way, 4s+3s also 2s+1s dance LH across
25-32 All set and 3s+1s set while 4L+2L turn left about to face down as partners dance down to join nearer hands and 4s+2s dance down, 2s cast up to top and 4s to 3rd place. 2341

Repeat in Reel time

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

Dance Information

A kaleidoscope is a cylinder with mirrors containing loose, colored objects such as beads or pebbles and bits of glass. As the viewer looks into one end, light entering the other creates a colorful pattern, due to the reflection off of the internal mirrors.

Kaleidoscope Patterns

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