Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Kissing Gates

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE KISSING GATES (S3x32) 3C set Ken Jones Sheaf Book SCD's

1- 8 1s+2s dance ½ R&L, 1M and 2L set while 1L+2M change places RH, 1s+2s chase clockwise 1 place
9-16 2s+1s dance RH across, 1s+3s dance LH across
17-24 1s+3s repeat bars 1- 8
25-32 2s+3s+1s circle 6H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Kissing gates are a simple design of gate used to keep animal stock in place but allow easy pedestrian access.

They are called kissing gates because if more than one person enters it can get very intimate when swinging the gate.

Kissing gate
Kissing Gate

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