Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

King's Causeway

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

KING'S CAUSEWAY (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Barry Priddey Twelvesome Reel + 4 More

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place and turn RH
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides (RSh to 2nd corner to start)
17-24 1s dance ½ Figs of 8 (Man round 2s and Lady round 3s) and turn LH while 2s+3s dance R&L starting on sides
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides (RSh to 4th corner to start) and end BtoB (Lady facing up to 2s and Man facing 3s)
33-40 All set (as Double Triangles), 1s dance round each other ¾ way to face opposite sides, set (as DT) and dance round to 2nd place own side

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

Dance Information

King's Causeway is a rough footpath about 5m wide built around 1527 for King James the fifth, to enable him to access the shrine of St Duthac at Tain, Ross and Cromarty, in the Highland area of Scotland.

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