Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Whirlwind

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE WHIRLWIND (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Derek Haynes Carnforth Coll 5

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast 1 place, dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) and end facing 1st corners
9-16 1s dance reel of 4 with 1st corners and end turning RH to Man facing up and Lady down
17-24 1s dance RSh round 2nd corners, pass LSh in centre to dance RH across (Lady with 3s and Man with 2s) and end facing 2nd corners
25-32 1s dance reel of 4 with 2nd corners and end in 2nd place own sides

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

Dance Information

This is the "energetic" version of the strathspey Windmills, also devised by Derek Haynes.

A whirlwind (or "Dust Devil") is a weather phenomenon in which a vortex of wind (a vertically oriented rotating column of air) forms due to instabilities and turbulence created by heating and flow (current) gradients.

Whirlwinds occur all over the world and in any season.

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Whirlwind, 61 km NE Of Broome, Western Australia

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