Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

To Pennsylvania And Back

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TO PENNSYLVANIA AND BACK 4x32 Reel (4C Sq. Set) David Carter

1 - 4 1st man, 1st lady 3rd lady and 3rd man dance round their corner back to place.
5 - 8 1st lady with 3rd man, also 1st man with 3rd lady, giving right hands, cross to opposite place to finish with 1st and 3rd men facing in and 1st and 3rd ladies facing out.
9 - 10 3rd man, 2nd lady, 1st man and 4th lady Dance Right Hand across Halfway, WHILE their partner's cast into their position.
11 - 12 Repeat bars 9 - 10 with 3rd man, 2nd lady, 1st man and 4th lady casting and their partner dance Right Hands Across Halfway.
13 - 16 2nd and 4th couples advance for two bars, then Set, turning to face partner ready for a poussette.
17 - 24 2nd and 4th couples dance a Poussette finishing in first and third place respectively. MEANWHILE 1st man and 3rd man dance on the square one place anti-clockwise (4 bars) WHILE 1st Lady and 3rd lady Set Highland for four bars, THEN, 1st lady and 3rd lady dance on the square one place anti-clockwise (4 bars) WHILE 1st man and 3rd man Set Highland for four bars.
25 - 32 All four couples dance Eight Hands round to the left and back.
(NOTE:- Men have progressed one place anti-clockwise and ladies have progressed one place clockwise).

Repeat from new positions.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, David Carter)


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This dance, To Pennsylvania And Back, was devised by David Carter (CSCDS Inc.) for his elder sister Jyllian who is a nun in Pennsylvania.

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