Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Travelling Procters

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE TRAVELLING PROCTERS (J8x40) 3C (4C set) New Forest SCD

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place and dance ½ Fig of 8 around 2s to face 1st corners
9-16 1s turn 1st corner RH, pass RSh and turn 2nd corner RH, retaining hold with corner give LH to 3rd corner
17-24 1s dance Double Triangles (up/down)
25-32 1s dance RH across (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s), 1s pass RSh for LH across with other couple and 1s end in 2nd place own side
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

Dance Information

A (modern) proctor is an impartial supervisor for the writing of an exam.

Historically proctors, (sometimes known as procurators), served a similar function as solicitors in the ordinary courts of England up until around 1870 when the title of proctor was merged with that of solicitor.

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