Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

King Neptune

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

KING NEPTUNE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Barry Skelton Dolphin Book

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast 1 place, dance up between 2s and cast to 2nd places
9-16 1s dance RH across (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s), 1L followed by 2L+2M pass LSh 1M followed by 3M+3L to change ends and chase anticlockwise until 3s are in 1st place (own side) and 2s in 3rd place 1s in centre facing down Man behind Lady
17-24 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reel of 3 with 2s (3rd place and RSh to 2M), an Altntg Tandem ½ reel of 3 with 3s (RSh to 3L) to face 3rd corner (pstn)
25-32 1s dance above ½ reel of 3 with 1st corners and ½ reel with 2nd corners and end in 2nd places

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

King Neptune Painting Image
King Neptune
"The Return Of Neptune" John Singleton Copley (1738-1815), Oil On Canvas, c. 1754

Image Copyright John Singleton Copley [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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