Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Unit 5

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

UNIT 5 (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set and 1s+2s dance RH across ½ way while 3s cross RH, 1L followed by partner cast up round 2L and dance down to L between 3s, 1 between 2s
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance down the middle and back (top line face down)
17-24 2s+1s+3s set and change places RH with opposite person and 1s cast to 2nd place own sides
25-32 1s dance diagonal R&L

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

Dance Information

Unit 5 is the second and final "live" teaching part of the RSCDS teaching exams.

To pass this exam and achieve their coveted RSCDS teacher qualification candidates must teach a 32 bar RSCDS dance, at intermediate level, to the satisfaction of the examiners. The pupils learning this dance are often called "stooges"- helpful dancers who are recruited by the RSCDS branch or Summer School organisers (whichever is running the Unit 5 course) to play the part of intermediate learners. Pupils may indeed include real intermediate learners or be advanced dancers acting as if.

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