Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Royal Navy Hornpipe

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ROYAL NAVY HORNPIPE (R4x32) 4C set Peter Hastings Acme Collection

1- 8 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
9-16 1L followed by partner also 3L followed by partner dance down Ladies' side, across bottom and up Men's side while 2M followed by partner also 4M followed by partner dance up Men's side, across top and down Ladies' side (6 bars), 4L+3M also 2L+1M cross RH diagonal to end (3)(4)(1)(2) opposite sides
17-24 3s+4s dance ½ R&L, 3s+4s complete R&L while 1s+2s cross RH and dance RH across ½ way. (3)(4)(2)(1)
25-32 All ½ Petronella back to own sides to end 3421

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Cadets Dancing The Hornpipe
'Warspite' Cadets Dancing The Hornpipe

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