Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Pacemaker Dance

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE PACEMAKER DANCE (S4x32) 4C Set Lucy Mulholland After The Rain
2 chords - 3s+4s cross to opposite sides on 2nd chord

1- 8 2s+3s petronella in tandem and set, 2s+3s circle 4H round to left to finish back to back in middle facing corners
9-12 All set, all change places RH with nearest corner to finish with 1s+4s in the middle.
13-16 1s+4s dance LH across to finish back to back in the middle facing same corner position while 2s+3s dance clockwise to next corner to face diagonally in, set and finish 2s/3s facing down/up
17-24 All dance reels of 4 on the sides (1s and 4s finish on sides) 21(4)(3)
25-30 2s+3s ½ turn partner 2H to face down. 2s dance down into 4th place while 3s cast up to 1st place
31-32 All set. 31(4)(2)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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