Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TIMEPIECE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Gary Thomas From the Redwood Forest

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast (2s step up), cross LH and cast to Left (1M down, 1L up) to end 1M between 3s, 1L between 2s
9-16 1s turn LH while 2s and 3s turn RH (4 bars). 1s dance out of end (1M down, 1L up), cast Left to 2nd place opposite sides while 2s+3s set and petronella turn into centre
17-24 1s turn LH while 2s and 3s turn RH (4 bars). 1s cast (1M up, 1L down) dance across (1M between 2s, 1L between 3s) to 2nd place own sides while 2s and 3s set and petronella turn to opposite sides. (2)(1)(3)
25-32 2s+3s set and dance La Baratte while 1s petronella turn to into centre, set advancing, join RH to join last 4 bars of La Baratte:
   27-28 Man ½ turns opposite Lady RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
   29-30 Man retraces steps with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Ladies original place) and releasing Ladies RH she turns under Mans left arm until almost in original places
   31-32 Couple change places LH to opposite places. 213

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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