Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Spinner And The Weaver

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SPINNER AND THE WEAVER (J4x32) 4C Set Maureen Robson From North to South
2 chords - 2nd chord 3s+4s cross to opposite sides

1- 8 1s+4s set, 1L/4L cast down/up 1 place (2L and 3L step up/down); centre dancers dance RH across (1L+4L+2M+3M)
9-16 Centre dancers set, 1L/4L cast up/down to original positions (2L/3L step down/up); 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance LH across
17-24 1s/4s set, 1s/4s cast down/up 1 place (2s/3s step up/down); 1s/4s dance ½ Fig of 8 up/down round 2s/3s
25-32 1s+4s dance a variation of Espagnole:
 1M+4L lead across RH and cross over to finish 4L/1M facing up/down while 1L+4M dance across
 1L+4M lead across LH and cross over to finish 4M/1L facing up/down while 4L+1M dance across
 4s turn RH while 1s turn LH. 2413

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

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