Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Perpetual Motion

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Perpetual Motion 8x32 Strathspey for 3C by Sue McKinnell

1-8 1C and 3C turn RH ¾ to end in a line up and down the set, W facing down; M facing up. 1C and 3C dance a ½ reel of 4 up and down the set. 1C and 3C turn LH ¾ to end on opposite sides; 1C in 3rd place, 3C in 1st place.
9-16 1C and 2C dance ladies' chain across and back.
17-20 1M followed by 1W and 3W followed by 3M dance ½ way CCW around the set to end in original places.
21-24 1M cast behind 2M and into the center of the dance in 2nd place
WHILE 1W dance down between 2C and turn left about; 2C step up immediately. 1C turn LH once round to face 1st corners.
25-32 1C turn 1st corners RH, pass RS in the center of the dance to face 2nd corners; turn 2nd corners RH, and pass RS across the dance to end on own sides in 2nd place.


(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, May 2001)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Suggested music is Delvine Side from Ghillies on the Golden Gate.

(Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)

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