Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Skippin' Barfit Thro' The Heather

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SKIPPIN' BARFIT THRO' THE HEATHER (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Barbara Anglin Ardbrae 50 Years

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast (2s step up) and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s
9-12 1M+3s and 1L+2s dance RH across. 1s end in middle LSh to LSh facing opposite sides
13-16 1s+2s+3s dance the Snake:
   1M followed by 3s also 1L followed by 2s pass LSh dancing diagonally across through 2nd place opposite sides and chase clockwise to 3 1 2 (Men face down Ladies face up)
17-24 All chase anticlockwise round set and into middle ready for...
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance Allemande

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

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