Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Peterhead Express

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE PETERHEAD EXPRESS (J4x64) 4C set Andrew Paterson Salute to Bath

1- 8 All advance and retire, cross passing partner RSh with Men making arches and end facing clockwise
9-16 All chase ½ way to own sides and dance ½ reels of 4 on sides
17-32 Repeat bars 1-16 but passing LSh and chasing anticlockwise and dancing ½ reel of 4 on own sides
(Note: 3s+2s do not end passing LSh but join LH in centre with 1s and 4s on their RH forming a St Andrew's cross)
33-40 All set, change places RH with corners, set and change places again RH with corners
41-48 3s+2s dance LH across and RH across
49-56 3s and 2s cast up/down, lead down/up to meet in centre and set to other couple, 3s+2s set to partners while 1s+4s set advancing to partners for...
57-64 1s+3s also 2s+4s dance Poussette to end 3142

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

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