Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Under African Skies

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

UNDER AFRICAN SKIES (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring Many Happy Hours

1- 4 1M+3L advance to centre and set turning right about to face partner
5- 8 1M and 3L ½ turn partner RH retaining hold and Balance-in-Line in diagonal lines of 3 (1s with 2M, 3s with 2L)
9-16 1s+2M and 3s+2L dance parallel reels of 3 (1s and 3s giving RSh to partner to start)
17-24 1M and 3L (followed by partner) chase clockwise to 3rd/1st places and all turn RH into Allemande hold. 321
25-32 3s+2s+1s dance Allemande but on bars 31-32 1s cast to 2nd place as 2s dance up to 1st place) 213

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Under African Skies
Under African Skies
Sunset Over Timbavati

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