Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The World Turned Upside Down (Boyd)

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THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN (R6x32) 6C set Iain Boyd Island Bay Collection
4, 5s and 6s start on opposite sides

1- 8 All set and cross RH, all set and ½ RH turn partner to end in middle in Allemande hold. Top 3 facing up, bottom 3 facing down
9-16 1s+2s+3s also 4s+5s+6s dance Allemande. 321(6)(5)(4)
17-24 1s and 6s cross RH and cast 1 place away from the centre, cross LH and cast to ends. 132(5)(4)(6)
25-28 1s+3s also 4s+6s dance ½ R&L and end 1s facing 2s and 6s facing 5s. (3)(1)2(5)64
29-32 3s and 4s cross RH as 1s and 2s also 5s and 6s change place RH on sides, 3s and 2s also 1s and 6s also 5s and 4s change LH on sides. 236(1)(4)(5)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Also see the dance World Turned Upside Down (McKinnell) by Sue McKinnell.

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