Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Never Look Back

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

NEVER LOOK BACK (R8x40) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Stoneywood Collection

1- 4 1M+3L ¾ turn RH dance out 3rd/1st places own sides and cast back to places while 1L+3M cast to 3rd/1st place and then ¾ turn RH back to places
5- 8 1s+2s+3s chase clockwise ½ way. (3)(2)(1)
9-16 2s dance RH across (2M with 3s at top, 2L with 1s), 2s dance LH across with other couple
17-20 3M+1L ¾ turn LH dance out through 3rd/1st places and cast back while 1M+3L cast to 1st/3rd places and then ¾ turn LH back to places
21-24 3s+2s+1s chase anticlockwise ½ way to original places. 123
25-28 1M casts 1 place and crosses to Ladies' sides while 1L crosses to Men's side and casts to 2nd place.
29-32 1M casts down to 3rd place and crosses up to 2nd place own side while 1L crosses up and casts to 2nd place own side
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Never Look Back
Orpheus, While Leading Eurydice Out Of The Underworld Looked Back At Her, And Lost Her Forever

Image copyright Edward Poynter [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'Never Look Back' page