Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Reversal Of Fortune

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Reversal Of Fortune by Sue McKinnell 8x32 Jig for 3C

1-8 1C cross down through 2nd place; 2C step up immediately. 1C cast behind 3C, cross below 3C by RH and cast up into 2nd place on own sides.
9-16 1W with 3C and 1M with 2C dance LH across once round. On bar 12, 1C pass LS in the middle into 1W with 2C and 1M with 3C dance RH across once round.
17-24 1C turn 1st corners LH; turn partner RH to face 2nd corners. 1C turn 2nd corners LH; turn partners RH once round to end by taking LH with 2nd corners and retaining RH with partner to form a diagonal line.
25-32 1C with 2nd corners set; 1C drop hands with corners and set advancing to take LH with 1st corners. 1C with 1st corners set; 1C turn RH to 2nd place on own sides.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Jan 2001)

Dance Notes

Suggested music is Friday's Child from Selected Craigievar Dances by Nicol McLaren and The Glencraig Scottish Dance Band.

Note: the turn in bars 23-24 is very fast; optionally, dancers can choose to turn RH to 1st corners and dance the last figure with 1st corners first.

(Dance Notes by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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