Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TORNADO (J4x32) 4C set Masako Okada Naitoh To Be A Wind

1- 4 1L followed by 2L+3L+4L cast behind own line and curve into place while 1M followed by 2M+3M+4M dance down middle and curve into place. 4321
5- 8 All 4 couples turn partner RH
9-12 Top 3 on Men's side and bottom 3 on Ladies' side Adv&Ret diagonally
13-16 Top 3 on Ladies' side and bottom 3 on Men's side Adv&Ret diagonally
17-20 Middle 2 couples: 3s+2s mirror Set&Link on sides (2L pulls back LSh, 2M pulls back RSh and cast up)
21-24 Top 2 couples: 4s+2s mirror Set&Link
25-32 4s+3s dance Tornado:
   25-28 4s+3s circle 4H ½ round, 3M+4M making arch dance across and 3L+4L nearer hands joined dance across under the arch
   29-32 3L followed by 3M casts to left and 4L followed by 4M casts to right to opposite sides. 3s ½ turn LH and 4s ½ turn RH to own sides. 2341

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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