Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Pentangle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE PENTANGLE (J5x48) 5C Pentangle Set Donald Wilson Cambridge Scottish Society 75 Years
5 couples arranged in pentangle, 1s at top and positions number anticlockwise from top

1- 8 1s dance down nearer hands joined below 4s/3s, separate and cast round outside to place
9-16 1s dance DoSiDo with partner; all 5 couples set, 1s cross down LH to face out (between 4s/3s) while 2s+3s+4s+5s turn partner RH into prom hold all facing in
17-24 Reels of 3 on "sides", 1M+2s+3s (1M+3s pass LSh to start) and 1L+4s+5s (1L+4s pass RSh to start). Bar 20: 1s pass LSh to swap to other reel. All end in original places facing in
25-32 All set and link twice with partner, Ladies face out
33-40 All dance modified ½ Schiehallion reels - 2 "loops" to end 1 place clockwise round from start
(Each dancer crossing the set must let 2 dancers pass in front from their right).
41-48 All circle 10H round and back

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

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