Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Malt Shovel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE MALT SHOVEL (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Ian Barbour

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, ½ turn partner RH; all set and ½ turn partner RH, 2s face out/up, 1s+3s face down/up
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance RSh reels of 3 on own sides, 1s end in centre 2nd place facing down, 2s in 1st place
17-24 2M+1M+3M dance RH across while 2L+1L+3L dance LH across; 1s cross down through 2nd place, cast up behind 3s, dance up to 2nd in centre
25-32 2L+1M+3L dance RH across while 2M+1L+3M dance LH across; 1s cross up through 2nd place, cast up behind 2s, dance down to 2nd place in centre, ending BtoB facing own sides
33-40 2s+1s+3s dance Double Triangles, 1s petronella turn (travelling step) to 2nd place own side. 213

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

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