Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Oregon Rant

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE OREGON RANT (M-(S64+J64)) Sq.Set John Drewry

1- 8 1s+3s also 2s+4s dance R&L (2s+4s begin by changing with partner on sides)
9-16 1s+3s cross LH and dance out sides (1M+3L dance between 4s cast to opposite places as 1L+3M dance similarly between 2s to meet partners in prom hold and dance back to original places (Ladies passing RSh)
17-24 1s (prom hold) pass 2L RSh to dance reel of 3 with 2L+4M while 3s pass 4L RSh to dance reel of 3 across with 4L+2M and end in own places
25-32 1s and 3s Promenade clockwise around set while 2s and 4s advance, turn opposite person RH and dance RH across, all ending in original places in Ballroom hold with Men on outside facing in
33-40 All set Highland Schottische (Men starting on left foot) then turn partner 2H back to square formation
41-48 1s and 3s set advancing, turn opposite person 2H and open to face side couples, all circle 4H round to left
49-56 All dance 2 reels of 4 across set BUT each couple on reaching centre dance ½ LH across and continue reel in other line (1s+3s end facing sides)
57-64 All dance RH across on sides, 1s+3s LH across in centre and back to places

1-32 Repeat first 32 bars as above ending in Ballroom hold with Men on outside facing in
33-40 All slip step (to Men's left) for 2 bars, slip step back (2 bars) and polka anticlockwise 1 place
41-48 Repeat
49-56 Repeat
57-64 Repeat

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

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