Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dance In And Cast

Cuddle cast is the popular alternative name for this modified form of Cast from a Standing Position in which the Dancers Face each other, Advance, Pull back the appropriate shoulder to Face Out and Dance Out to their Starting Position before Casting (from Facing Out) in the normal way.

Dance in and cast requires two more bars than the more conventional form of Casting in order to accommodate the more open movement of the Figure; for example, in bars 41-44 of The Blacksmith of Elgin, 4 bars are allowed rather than 2 bars as would be normal for Casting one Place.

For example, here are some other Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Dance in and cast or Cuddle cast, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Castle Douglas
Findlays' Jig
Highland Rambler
Jack On The Green
Pittencrieff Panic
Swiss Lassie
Travelling Men
Whistling Wind

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