Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Sprig Of Heather

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A SPRIG OF HEATHER (J5x48) 5C set Iain Boyd Cairdin O't

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s circle 4H round and back
9-16 1s also 3s turn RH, cast 1 place, dance down between next couple, cast up 1 place. 21435
17-24 1s also 3s cross RH, cast up behind 2s/4s and turn LH twice to face 2s/4s in line across (Man facing Lady)
25-28 2s+1s also 4s+3s turn opposite person RH, 1s and 3s turn partner LH to face 4s/5s in line across;
29-32 1s+4s also 3s+5s turn opposite person RH and turn partners LH to end in lines of 4 across facing 4s/5s again
33-40 1s+4s also 3s+5s dance RSh reels of 4 across and end ready for Allemande in order 1435 (2s stand)
41-48 1s+4s also 3s+5s dance Allemande. 24153

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

Dance Information

Calluna vulgaris (known as Common Heather, ling, or simply heather) is the sole species in the genus Calluna in the family Ericaceae.

It is a low-growing perennial shrub growing to 20 to 50 centimetres (7.9 to 20 in) tall, or rarely to 1 metre (39 in), and is found widely in Europe and Asia Minor on acidic soils in open sunny situations and in moderate shade. It is the dominant plant in most heathland and moorland in Europe and especially in Scotland


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