Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Scotch On The Rocks

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS (J4x32) 4C set Margaret Henderson Imperial 3

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance R&L (starting on sides)
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance a Half Rondel:
 1s/3s dance down under arch made by 2s/4s (who dance up), Ladies cross in front of Men and all cast to meet the other Lady or Man on the opposite side and join nearer hands, set on opposite sides of the dance and cross LH back to own sides. 2143
17-22 1L+2M also 3L+4M dance LSh round each other and Men dance up through 1L/3L places and down to 2L/4L places as Ladies dance down through 2M/4M places and up to 1M/3M places while 1M/3M dance up 1 place as 2L/4L dance down 1 place and then 1M+2L also 2M+4L dance round each other LSh to end Men in 1L/3L place and Ladies in 2M/4M place
23-24 All cross RH (to original places)
25-32 All set, 1s cast to 4th place and all set. 2341

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

Dance Notes

9-16 "half rondel" is not the same as half a "rondel". See Half Rondel page for an explanation of the difference.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Scotch On The Rocks is the term used to refer to a straight shot of Scotch liquor poured in a short glass filled with ice.

Scotch On The Rocks
Scotch On The Rocks

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