Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Serpent Of Loch Nell

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SERPENT OF LOCH NELL (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Holger Schuckelt Borderland Dances

1- 8 1s+2 dance Espagnole:
 1-2 1s+2s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
 3-4 1s+2s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
 5-8 2s turn RH as 1s turn LH to face 4th corners
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 4th corners, at end 1s pass RSh to finish in centre facing each other (Man facing up, Lady down). 1s turn ¾ 2H, 1s set advancing, pass LSh to face 1st corners
17-22 Dance to Corners and Set (6 bars):
 Couple in middle change places with corners passing RSh, corners pass RSh in middle with a ¼ turn to right to face next corner while supporting corners set (2 bars). Repeat 2 more times to end with corners in diagonally opposite place and 1s meet in the middle again and pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right to face 2nd corner (position) as original 1st corners set
23-24 1s turn ½ RH, pull back RSh to finish in centre facing opposite sides while 2s+3s set diagonally
25-32 1s dance the Snake:
 1s dance RH across (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s), 1M followed by 2s and 1L followed by 3s cross diagonally passing LSh to change ends and loop round so that 1s finish in 2nd place. 213

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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