Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Passing The Torch

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

PASSING THE TORCH (J4x32) 4C set Jim Rae To Be A Wind
3s+4s start on opposite sides.

1- 6 All clap, 1s+4s dance DoSiDo; 1s cross down 1 place and 4s cross up 1 place (2s step up and 3s step down 5-6) 2(1)4(3)
7- 8 1s and 4s advance, join RH with partner and Ladies turn under Mans's right arm to end 1L followed by 1M facing 2M, 4L followed by 4M facing 3M (1st corner diagonal)
9-10 1s+4s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reel of 4 with 2M and 3M (2 bars i.e. pass corner and change lead)
11-12 1s+4s dance RH across ¼ round (2 bars), 1s face 3L and 4s face 2L (2nd corner diagonal)
13-16 1s+4s repeat 9-12, 1s face 2M and 4s face 3M (1st corner diagonal)
17-20 1s+4s dance Alternating Tandem Pass&Turn with 2M+3M; 1s+4s dance RH across ¼ round, 1s face 3L and 4s face 2L (2nd corner diagonal)
21-24 1s+4s dance Alternating Tandem Pass&Turn with 3L+2L; 1s+4s dance RH across ¼ round and face clockwise
25-28 1s+4s dance RH across while 3s+2s chase anticlockwise ½ round. End 2 4 (1) (3) with 4s+1s BtoB in centre facing corner
29-32 All turn corner LH (4M with 2M, 4L with 2L, 1M with 3M, 1L with 3L). End in longwise set. 24(1)(3)

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams



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