Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Safe Anchorage

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SAFE ANCHORAGE (J5x32) 5C set Beryl McGhee Imperial 4

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s set twice, cross RH and dance RH across ½ way
9-16 1s and 3s set, petronella turn into centre and turn partner RH
17-24 1s+3s dance RSh reel of 4 ending 1s in 2nd place and 3s in 4th place
25-32 1s+4s also 3s+5s set twice, cross LH and dance LH across ½ way. 24153

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

A safe anchorage is a place where a boat can shelter from the wind.

Safe Anchorage
Safe Anchorage
Here the skerries in Loch na Cuilce, Isle Of Skye, give shelter from the prevailing south westerlies

Image copyright Carol Walker under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

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