Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Water Beetle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WATER BEETLE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Yukio Kajino

1- 8 2s dance reels of 3 across (to start 2s pull RSh back, cast 2M up/2L down), while 1s and 3s pass partner LSh. End 1M in middle at top facing down, 3L in the middle at bottom facing up, 2M in 1M's place, 2L in 3L's place)
9-16 1s+2L and 3s+2M dance reels of 3 on sides (To start 1M passes 2L (1st corner) RSh and 3L passes 2M (1st corner) RSh) At the end 1M and 3L curve into 2nd place on opposite sides
17-20 2s (1st corners) pass RSh, dance round to 2nd place own sides while 1s+3s nearer hands joined set and chase clockwise to own sides. 321
21-24 All turn RH to finish 2H joined in middle of set ready for...
25-32 3s+2s+1s dance Poussette:
 3rd, 5th and 7th time through new 3rd couple cross up into reels of 3, couple in 3rd place dance down to 4th place

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

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