Train Journey North
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTRAIN JOURNEY NORTH (R4x40) 4C set Bill Forbes Craigievar Book 3
3s and 4s start on opposite sides
1- 8 1s and 4s petronella turn into centre and all set in diamond formations, 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance RH across once round
9-16 1s+4s dance ½ reel of 4 up/down middle; pass partner by RSh, turn to the right and turn person on right RH (1M+3L, 1L+3M, 4M+2L and 4L+2M) to end BtoB between 3s/2s
17-24 4s+2s and 1s+3s dance reels of 4 across, 1s and 4s end turning RH to form line up/down centre with Ladies in centre LH joined
25-32 4s+1s Balance-in-Line, turn partner ¾ RH, dance out to ends, turn and face 2s/3s who have danced in (2s face up and 3s down), 4s+2s also 3s+1s set
33-36 4s+2s and 3s+1s dance a Half Rondel:
4s/3s dance down under the arch made by 2s/1s who dance up, Ladies cross in front of Men and all cast to meet the other Lady or Man on the opposite side
37-40 All join nearer hands on sides, Set&Cross RH back to own sides. 24(1)(3)
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Dance Notes33-40 "half rondel" is not the same as half a "rondel". See Half Rondel page for an explanation of the difference.
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