Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Ski Tow

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SKI TOW (J4x32) 4C set John Drewry Donside Book

1- 8 4s dance up to 3rd place while 3s cast and dance back to places, 4s followed by 3s+2s dance up to 2nd place and cast to original places
9-16 4s followed by 3s+2s+1s dance up and cast to original places, 1s+2s also 3s+4s change places on sides (Men LH and Ladies RH)
17-24 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance ½ Figs of 8 (1s and 3s cross up to start), 2s+1s also 4s+3s turn on sides (Men RH and Ladies LH)
25-32 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance ½ double Fig of 8 across (2s and 4s cross down) and 1s+4s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s in and down to start)

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

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A ski tow, also called rope tow or handle tow, is a mechanised system for pulling skiers and snowboarders uphill.

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A Ski Tow

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