Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Packhorse Rant

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THE PACKHORSE RANT (R32) Round The Room Ian Brockbank
Round the room dance, 2 facing 2

1- 8 All dance RH across and LH back
9-16 Ladies dance DoSiDo, Men dance DoSiDo
17-24 Slip step round the room Men passing BtoB and Slip step back Ladies passing BtoB
25-32 All Adv&Ret and advance to meet next couple (one couple making an arch)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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A packhorse or pack horse refers generally to an equid such as a horse, mule, donkey or pony used for carrying goods on their backs, usually carried in sidebags or panniers. Typically packhorses are used to cross difficult terrain, where the absence of roads prevents the use of wheeled vehicles.

A Packhorse
A Packhorse

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