Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Potter's Pairs

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE POTTER'S PAIRS (R4x32) 4C set Sjoerd van Leersum et al Potters Pairs

1- 8 1s and 4s cross RH, cast down/up 1 place (2s+3s step down/up 3-4), 1s+4s dance RH across, pull back RSh to face 1st corners
9-16 Diagonal reels of 4:
 2s+3s dance 8 bars of diagonal reel, dancing ½ LH across in centre instead of passing LSh
 1s+4s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass LSh in centre and dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corner positions
17-24 RSh reels of 4 on sidelines (1s+4s start from centre). All end on sidelines, 1s+4s facing out
25-32 2s+4s also 1s+3s dance double Figs 8 across (2s+3s cross, 1s+4s cast to start)

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

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