Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Way Out West

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WAY OUT WEST (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry Bankhead Book 4
Start: Glasgow Highlanders positions - 1s and 3s on Men's side, 2s and 4s on Ladies' side, men with partner on right

1- 8 1M+2M also 3M+4M ¾ turn RH and dance RSh round partner to place, Ladies repeat turning LH and dance LSh round partner
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance Western DoSiDo:
 9-10 Men set while Ladies dance in, Ladies pass each other LSh and turn to face partner
 11-12 Change places LH with partner
 13-14 Men change places with opposite Lady RH, Men pass LSh while Lady dances to partner's place
 15-16 Turn partner RH to end in promenade hold
17-20 1s and 4s change places - 1s pass 2s RSh, dance down Ladies' side while 4s pass 3s RSh, dance up Men's side. 2s dance in, curve to Right and dance back to place, 3s dance similar
21-24 2s+4s also 1s+3s dance RH across, finish on sides facing partner
25-28 All set to partners and change places RH
29-32 RSh ½ reels of 4 on sides (3s and 4s on Men's side, 1s and 2s on Ladies' side), passing partner RSh to start. All now 1 place clockwise round from start position

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

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