Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Pluto's Head

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

PLUTO'S HEAD (R8x32) 2C (4C set) Susan McKinnell RSCDS Book 51

1- 8 1M+2L turn RH (4 bars). 1s+2s circle 4H round to Left
9-16 1L+2M turn LH (4 bars). 1s+2s circle 4H round to Right
17-24 1s lead down (3 bars), lead up (3 bars) and cast to 2nd place (2s step up 23-24)
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L

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

Pluto's Head 8x32 Reel for 2C by Sue McKinnell

1-8 1M and 2W turn by RH once round, then 1C and 2C circle once round to the left.
9-16 1W and 2M turn by LH once round, then 1C and 2C circle once round to the right.
17-24 1C dance down the dance for 3 bars, turn and dance up to the top for 3 bars, then cast to second place, 2C stepping up on bars 23-24.
25-32 1C and 2C dance rights and lefts.


(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Sep 1999)

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Pluto's Head - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

This reel, Pluto's Head, was inspired by a group outing to Disney Quest, Chicago, where I tried the Animation Academy and learned to draw Pluto's head.

You start by drawing a bunch of circles, then draw meridian lines, and finish by filling in the details.

Suggested music is Lady Susan Stewart's Reel.

(Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)

Pluto's Head
Pluto's Head

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