Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Turn And Cast

Although Turn and cast is no more than a combination of Turn (By the right) followed by Cast individually (one Place) on Own side, it is important as a common movement by the 1st Couple to establish the Progression in a 3 Couple Longwise, Active Set as, for example, in bars 1-4 of Mairi's Wedding.

2nd Couple usually Step up during the Casting; if so, it will almost always be necessary for them to use the form of Stepping up shown in the diagram (the right foot version as would apply for the Lady in a Longwise Set) since Turning and returning to Place (even though Facing Out) in only 2 bars is demanding for 1st Couple.

Diagram, Stepping To The Right
Stepping to the Right: with diagonal forward travel in order to help another couple when time is short.

For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Turn And Cast, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Atsuko's Wedding
Back To Back
Fortieth Anniversary
Hall Change
Hedwig's Reel
Kitty Campbell's Reel
Loch Ness Monster Reel
Midnight Toil

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