Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Swirling Stream

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SWIRLING STREAM (R4x32) 4C set Robert and Margaret Senior
3s+4s start on opposite sides

1- 4 1s+4s nearer hands joined dance down/up 1 place and turn 2s/3s with nearer hand. 2s/3s finish in 1st/4th place, 1s finish between 2s facing down, 4s between 3s facing up
5- 8 1s+4s Adv&Ret down/up centre
9-12 1s+4s cross down/up centre, 1s nearer hands joined passing between 4s, 4s+1s dance between 2s/3s, turning 2s/3s with nearer hand to finish on sides. 2(4)1(3)
13-16 4L+1M and 4M+1L (middle couples) Adv&Ret
17-20 4s+1s cross, 4M+1L (middle couple Ladies' side) nearer hands joined dancing between 4L+1M and turn corners into lines across, 4s (between 2s) facing 1s (between 3s)
21-24 1s+4s turn person opposite 2H opening into...
25-32 8H round and back. 24(1)(3)

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

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