Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Quick Turn

This Figure uses the Quick turn grip. A Quick turn is essential when Time is short, especially when followed by Cast as, for example, in bars 1-2 of Mairi's Wedding.

In less formal Scottish Country Dancing situations, Elbow grip or the Birl hold are equally effective.

For example, here are some other Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Quick turn, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Hand In Hand
Katie's Ceilidh
Postie's Jig
White Heather Jig

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