Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Purple Octopus

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE PURPLE OCTOPUS (M-(2xS32+2xJ32)) Sq.Set Jill Burrows 2022

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-12 1M+3M change places RH, 1M+3L and 3M+1L change places LH (1s and 3s now opposite partners)
13-16 1s and 3s ½ turn partner RH, pull back RSh and dance out to opposite places
17-24 2M+4M repeat 9-16
25-28 Men dance LH across once round, Men face anticlockwise, Ladies clockwise
29-32 All change places RH with person facing (1 bar), then LH with next person (1 bar) to meet partner, all turn partner RH back into square set. 2341

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

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