Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Witch's Rant

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WITCH'S RANT (R5x32) 5C set Roy Clowes SCD Archives

1- 4 1s+5s ¾ turn RH to form line in middle, 1M+5L turn LH to face 1st corners (2s+4s acting as corners while 3s, 1L and 5M stand)
5-16 5L+1M turn 1st corner, 'partner', 2nd corner, 'partner' and 1M and 5L turn partners RH 1½ times back to places
17-24 1s+2s also 4s+5s (passing RSh) dance Figs of 8 on sides (round standing 3s)
25-32 1s slip step down for 2 while 2s+3s+4s+5s step up, 1s slip step back up and dance out between 2s+3s on own sides, in between 3s+4s and cast round 5s to 5th place

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

Tam O' Shanter And The Witches Print Image
"Tam O' Shanter And The Witches" John Faed (1819-1902), Print, c. 1892

Image Copyright John Faed [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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