Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

One For The Road

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ONE FOR THE ROAD (R8x32) 3C (4C set) New Forest SCD

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place and dance ½ Fig of 8 around 2s
9-16 2s+1s+3s advance and retire 2 steps and turn partner RH
17-24 1s cross down between 3s, cast up to 2nd place, lead up and cast to 2nd place own side
25-32 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

Dance Information

The title of this dance probably refers to the act of having one last alcoholic drink before leaving a bar or party.

This colloquial phrase is believed to have originated in the early 1900s, although its exact origin is unclear, and has persisted in contemporary usage as a lighthearted reference to the practice of having a parting drink before leaving a venue or event.

The phrase has been used in a variety of contexts, including literature, music, and film. For example, it is the title of a song by the band Arctic Monkeys and also in a number of films.

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