Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Riverbank

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Riverbank A Strathspey for 5 Couples by Moira Stacey

1-4 1st and 3rd couples set and cast one place. 2nd and 4th couples step up on bars 3-4.
5-8 1st woman with 2nd couple and 3rd man with 5th couple 3 right hands across. At the same time 1st man and 3rd woman with 4th couple dance 4 right hands across. 1st and 3rd couples finish facing 1st corners.
9-12 1st and 3rd couples set to 1st corners and dance round each other by the right to finish facing 2nd corners.
13-16 1st and 3rd couples set to 2nd corners and dance round each other by the right to finish 1st couple in the middle facing down in 2nd place and 3rd couple in the middle facing up in 3rd place.
17-24 1st and 3rd couples dance rights and lefts. At the same time 4th couple set and cross giving left hands, set and cross giving left hands. All finish on own sides.
25-28 1st and 3rd couples set and cast off one place. 4th and 5th couples step up on bars 27-28
29-32 All five couples turn once round giving both hands.
Repeat from new places.

(Dance Crib compiled by Moira Stacey, - Copyright © by Moira Stacey. All rights reserved.)


Dance Information

Recommended music is "Patrick Keith Stacey" by Muriel Johnstone.

Riverbank Painting Image
Riverbank
"The Crab Catch" Carl Larsson (1853-1919), Painting, c. 1897


Image Copyright Carl Larsson [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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