Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The River Jumped O'er The Mountain

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The River Jumped o'er the Mountain
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 3: Corners
6/8x32 bar Jig
2-couple dance in 3 or 4-couple longways set


  5-8   TURN 2ND COUPLE AND SET: Turn ¾ (1st woman and 2nd man with left hands, 1st man and 2nd woman with right hands) and end in a line of 4 across the dance and set in line of 4;

  9-16 REEL OF 4: dance a reel of 4 across the set - on Bar 16, 1st couple omitting left shoulder, instead pass each other by the right shoulder to end in the middle, 1st man below and facing men's side and 1st woman above and facing women's side ready for;

17-24 WHEELS: 1st and 2nd couple dance right hands across, and left hands across back: on Bar 24 1st couple dance an extra ¼ turn to end between 2nd couple facing down on opposite sides;

25-32 DOWN MIDDLE, UNDER AND BACK: 1st couple dance down the middle nearer hands joined, on Bar 29 1st couple make an arch and 1st woman dances through the arch as 1st man dances below her to his own side, then dance up to 2nd place.

Repeat from 2nd place.

(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

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