Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


In Scottish Country Dancing, Turn may be qualified by the amount of the Turning, by the hands given, by the Time allocation and by the step (Footwork) to be used; if not qualified, it means make a complete Turn by the right in two bars using the Travelling step appropriate to the Type of dance.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Turn by the right, explicitly, or Turn with By the right implied, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Bratach Bàna
Mairi's Wedding
Minister On The Loch
Music Makars
Reel Of The Royal Scots

Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Turn

Turn Video Clip

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