Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The King's Highway

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE KING'S HIGHWAY (S3x32) 3C set Ron Wallace and Margaret Zadworny From the Redwood Forest

1- 8 1s turn 2H, dance below 3s (2s step up 3-4); 1s cast up and in through 2nd place, ½ turn 2H, pull back RSh to face 1st corners
9-24 1s dance "Turning Triangles":-
' 9-12 1s turn corner RH ending BtoB in centre (1M facing down, 1L facing up). 1s and corners set as in Crown Triangles (1s start setting on Left foot)
' 13-16 1s turn corner to Right by RH (4th corner) ending BtoB in centre facing own sides. 1s set as in Double Triangles
' 17-24 Repeat 9-16, 1s turning and setting with 3rd then 2nd corners. Bars 23-24 1s ½ turn 2H to face up. Supporting corners set diagonally whilst others turn RH
25-32 1s dance up to top, cast to 3rd place (3s step up 27-28) and all turn 2H once round, pull back RSh and cast to own sides

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


Dance Information

Devised in May 2000, by Margaret Zadworny and Ron Wallace in Dryden Ontario.

The Trans-Canada Highway as it passes through Ontario is called The King's Highway with spectacular views of lakes and forests.

The Trans-Canada Highway (French: Route Transcanadienne) is a transcontinental federal-provincial highway system that travels through all ten provinces of Canada from the Pacific Ocean on the west to the Atlantic on the east.

The King's Highway Image
A Map Of Ontario's 400-Series Freeways, With King's Highway 401 Marked In Red


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