Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The McCall's Measure

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE MCCALL'S MEASURE (S4x40) 4C set Jackie Johnstone Loreburn Book 2

1- 8 1M+4L ½ turn RH, cast up behind own line back to place while partners cast down behind own line and turn RH back to place
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across for 3 steps, LH back and all turn partners LH to end in lines of 4 across facing up with Men side by side in middle
17-24 All Coupe and Shed for 8 bars ending with 3M and 4M turning to face down
25-32 Men cast round partner to meet other Man and turn RH, 1M+2L also 4M+3L change places RH and dance ½ RH across with partners to end 21(4)(3)
33-40 1s+4s+3s set, 1s Cross&Cast to bottom while 4s turn ½ RH, lead up and cast to 3rd place while 3s turn ½ RH and lead to 2nd place, 1s cross to 4th place

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

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