Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Walking On Clouds

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WALKING ON CLOUDS (M-(S64+J64)) 4C set Irene van Maarseveen 40 Years On - Pretoria
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 4 1s+4s cross RH while 2s+3s change place RH on side (dancers moving clockwise end on nearest corner, dancers moving anticlockwise finish in centre facing nearest corner, all Ladies on 1st corner diagonal, all Men on 2nd corner diagonal), and all set
5- 8 Ladies dance ½ RSh diagonal reel of 4 as Men set to facing Man and turn RH
9-12 Repeat bars 5-8 with Men dancing ½ diagonal reel and Ladies setting and turning RH. Finish 2M+4L, 3M+1L in middle in promenade hold, Men LSh to LSh
13-16 2M+4L dance out of Men's side, 3M+1L out of Ladies' side casting to left to enter top/bottom of set
17-18 2M+4L+3M+1L dance ½ RH across, stay in centre
19-20 2M+4L and 3M+1L turn RH to sides (all on sides next to partner, Lady on Man's left)
21-24 2s+4s and 1s+3s set, chase ¼ clockwise (Men cast into chase)
25-28 4s+1s set, turn partner ½ LH, Ladies face out
29-32 4s dance LSh round 2s (4L round 2L, 4M round 2M) as 1s dance similarly round 3s. 24(1)(3)

Repeat once as Strathspey then twice as Jig

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

Dance Notes

This medley is danced as 2x32 bar Strathspey then 2x32 bar Jig
Walking On Clouds
Walking On Clouds

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