Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Wells Of Dee

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE WELLS OF DEE (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry Deeside Book 1
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 All set, 1s and 4s cross RH while 2s+3s dance RH across ½ way, all set and cross RH
9-16 All circle left for 2 bars, Men turn Lady behind 2H once round and all circle left for 4 bars. 1(3)2(4)
17-24 1s and 3s turn 2H ½ way to face up, 1s cast 1 place on opposite sides while 3s dance up to top, 1s+2s dance RH across ½ way and 1s cross down to bottom while 2s cross up to top. 23(4)(1)
25-32 1s and 2s cast into centre, dance RH across ½ way, 1M+2L lead out Men's side Cross&Cast to ends and cross over RH while 1L+2M dance similarly on Ladies' side while 3s+4s dance towards each other and turn 2H on sides. 23(4)(1)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The Wells Of Dee refers to the 'official' source of the River Dee, the water rising from a spring high on the Braeriach/Einich Cairn plateau at about 1,220 m (4,000 ft), the highest source of any major river in the British Isles.

Wells Of Dee
One Of The Wells Of Dee On Braeriach

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Text from this original River Dee article on Wikipedia.
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