Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Octogenarian (Churnside)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

OCTOGENARIAN (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Norman Churnside Life begins at 40

1- 8 All dance reflection reels of 4 on sides, (Men RSh reel and Ladies LSh)
9-16 1s+2s dance double Fig of 8 while 3s+4s circle 4H round to left
17-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance ½ Diamond Poussette, 1s+4s dance ½ Diamond Poussette. 2413
25-28 4s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s while 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s while 2s and 3s set and cross RH
29-32 All circle 8H round to left ½ way to end 3142

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Also see the dance The Octogenarian (Queen) by David G Queen.

An octogenarian is a person aged from 80 to 89 years of age.

Octogenarian Image

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