Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Prince Charlie's Quickstep

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

PRINCE CHARLIE'S QUICKSTEP (J4x48) 4C set John Drewry Summer Collection 8
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s set, ½ turn partners LH, 1L followed by partner dances down, out between 2M+3L, 1L casts to 4th place as 1M casts back to place while 4L followed by partner dances up, out between 2L+3M, 4L casts up to 1st place as 4M casts back to place
9-16 1M+4L double Fig of 8 with 2s (2s dance up) while 1L+4M double Fig of 8 with 3s (3s dance down)
17-24 1M+4L also 1L+4M set, change places RH, all set, 4L and 1L dance across to other side between 2s+3s (who cast up/down to 1st/4th place) while 1M and 4M dance across to end BtoB facing partners
25-32 1s+4s RSh reel of 4 across and end with Men giving RH in passing and LH to partner so that 1s face up and 4s down (in line across Men in centre)
33-40 1s+4s in line rotate clockwise ½ way, 1L dances down between 3s and casts up to 3rd place as 4L dances up and casts to 2nd place while Men continue to rotate to new places (opposite partners)
41-48 All circle 8H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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