Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Scottish Castle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SCOTTISH CASTLE (S64) Sq.Set John Drewry Bankhead Book 3

1- 8 All set, Petronella-in-tandem 1 place to right, repeat to finish opposite original places
9-16 1s+3s in prom hold dance back to original places (Ladies passing RSh), 2s+4s repeat
17-24 Men dance LH across ½ way and loop round opposite Lady's place while Ladies set and cast into partner's place, Ladies repeat while Men set and cast
25-32 All repeat back to original places
33-40 Men dance LH across with partners on right ½ way, Men drop left hands and all set and link
41-48 Ladies dance LH across with partners on right, all set and link and Men end in middle facing partners
49-56 All dance DoSiDo with partners (Ladies briefly join hands a circle in centre), all set to partner and change places RH
57-64 All dance DoSiDo with partner (Men briefly making a circle in centre), all set and turn RH to end Ladies in centre (bow and curtsey)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

There have been well over two thousand castles in Scotland, although many are known only through historical records.

The first castles were built in Scotland in the 11th and 12th centuries, with the introduction of Norman influence.

A Scottish Castle Eilean Donan
A Scottish Castle

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