Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Mathematicians

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE MATHEMATICIANS (R5x40) 4C set Alex Gray Tweedale Collection 2
Each couple dance 80 bars. A New Couple starts after 40 bars (i.e. on bars 41, 81 and 121)

1- 8 1s lead down for 3 bars, back to top and cast to 2nd place
9-16 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, set advancing and ½ turn 2H into double triangle position
17-24 2s+1s+3s set and 1s+2s change places, set again with 1s+2s advancing into middle facing up
25-32 1s+2s dance Allemande
33-40 All dance 8H round and back
41-48 (New Couple starts as at bar 1) while 1s (original) continue casting to bottom, turn RH and cast up to 3rd place
49-56 1s (2s) dance ½ Fig of 8 round 4s (3s), set advancing and ½ turn 2H into a double triangle position (nearer hand joined with new dancing couple – 2s)
57-64 All set and 1s+4s change places, set again with 1s+4s advancing into middle facing up
65-72 1s+4s dance Allemande (also 2s+3s)
73-80 All dance 8H round and back
Note: First time through only 1st couple dance bars 1-40. Last time through only 4s dance bars 41-80

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


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Also see the dance The Mathematician by John Roby.

The Mathematicians is a canon. After each 40 bars a new couple starts, and dances 80 bars.



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