Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Out And About

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

OUT AND ABOUT (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Peter Hastings Acme Collection

1- 8 1s+2s dance Double Fig of 8 (1s cast to start)
9-16 1s ½ turn RH and lead down the middle and back to end BtoB facing opposite side
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance Double Triangles ending BtoB facing 1st corners
25-32 1s dance pass and turn with 1st corners and pass RSh to face 2nd corners, dance pass and turn with 2nd corners and turn RH to 2nd places own sides
33-40 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides (between 3s to start)

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

Dance Information

The phrase "Out and About" conveys the idea of being actively engaged in various activities outside a confined or indoor space.

This expression encompasses a broad range of scenarios where individuals are not restricted to a specific location and are instead involved in diverse pursuits in the external environment.

In the realm of social activities, being out and about often involves participation in community events, gatherings, or recreational pursuits. People might attend social functions, local festivals, or sporting events, contributing to a sense of community engagement and shared experiences.

Additionally, the concept extends to outdoor physical activities and exercise. Individuals may choose to be out and about by engaging in activities such as walking, jogging, cycling, or participating in team sports.

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Furthermore, the concept finds relevance in the context of travel and exploration. Whether for leisure or professional purposes, being out and about includes travelling to different locations, experiencing diverse cultures, and gaining exposure to a variety of environments.

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