Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Solstice

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SOLSTICE (S4x32) 4C set

1- 8 All dance 4 couple Knot
9-16 All chase clockwise ½ way, turn partners LH and set
17-24 1s followed by 2s lead down to bottom while 3s+4s cast up 2 places, 3s+4s also 2s+1s dance RH across
25-32 All circle 8H round and back. 3421

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

Dance Information

A solstice is an astronomical event that occurs twice each year as the Sun reaches its highest or lowest excursion relative to the celestial equator on the celestial sphere. As a result, on the day of the solstice, the Sun appears to have reached its highest or lowest annual altitude in the sky above the horizon at local solar noon.

The Solstice Sunrise
Summer Solstice Sunrise Over Stonehenge

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