Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Strachan Rant

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE STRACHAN RANT (R8x40) 3C (4C set)

1- 8 1s+2s set and dance RH across, 1s cast 1 place while 2s lead up
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s crossing RH to 3rd place to start)
17-24 1s cross down LH, cast up round 3s and turn LH to face 1st corners
25-32 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass LSh to dance ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners and end passing LSh to 2nd place own sides
33-40 1s dance out and round person on right, meet in centre and turn LH 1¼ times while 3s+2s dance ½ R&L

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

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