Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WHALEBONES (J4x32) 4C set Mick Peat Dance for Whitby '86

1- 8 1s make arch and 2s lead up under arch and cast back to place; 2s and 3s dance RH across
9-16 4s make arch and 3s dance down under and cast back to place; 2s and 3s dance LH across
17-24 1s cast off to bottom (4 bars); 2s+3s+4s make arches, 1s dance up to top under the arches
25-32 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s cast to bottom; 1s make arch and 2s+3s+4s dance under to new places. 2341

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

Whalebones, c. 1916

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