Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Waxing Of The Moon

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WAXING OF THE MOON (S6x32) 2C (3C set) Daniel Grundtner and Donna McFarland

1- 8 1s set, set again advancing, passing partners to finish back-to-back facing 2s. 1M+2L and 1L+2M turn 2H twice (4 bars)
9-16 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across, 1s do not pass at end but take Left hands to...
17-24 1s (on opposite sides) lead down (3 bars), lead up (3 bars), cross and cast to 2nd places own side (2s step up 23-24)
25-32 2s+1s dance all-round (diamond) Poussette

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

Dance Information

The lunar phase or phase of the moon is the shape of the illuminated (sunlit) portion of the Moon as seen by an observer on Earth.

The lunar phases change cyclically as the Moon orbits the Earth, according to the changing positions of the Moon and Sun relative to the Earth.

The descriptor waxing is used for an intermediate phase when the Moon's apparent size is increasing, from new moon toward full moon, and waning when the size is decreasing.

Waxing Of The Moon
Waxing Of The Moon

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