Dance The Mercat Cross 4312

See also: The Mercat Cross (4/4L, Skelton: Blue Book), The Mercat Cross (3/4L, Attwood: Alexander 4), The Mercat Cross (4/4L, Priddey: Jacobite)

Strathspey · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 3   (Progression: 231)

Devised by
John Bowie Dickson (1993)
Intensity
404 848 848 404 884 = 79% (1 turn), 79% (whole dance)
Formations
  • Reel of four (REEL;R4;)
  • Rondel (RONDEL)
  • Note: This list may be incomplete and/or incorrect.
  • Note: Due to limitations in the underlying data, the relative order of formations in this list may be different from the order of formations in the actual dance.
Steps
  • Strathspey travel
  • Note: This list may be incomplete and/or incorrect.
Published in
Recommended Music

The Mercat Cross 3/3L · S32

1-4
1c+3c set, Petronella Turn
5-12
½Reel4 on the midline, at end 1M+3W pass LH ; 1M+2c+3W LHA while{} 1W+3M chase clw to change places
13-20
repeat 5-12, end facing partners
21-24
1c+3c 1¼ turn RH, finishing 1c RHJ facing 2c NHJ and 3c on the side for
25–
1c+2c Rondel, but on [29‑32] 3c set advancing, make arch and dance to 2pl as 1c dance to 3pl

The Mercat Cross 3/3L · S32

1-8
1s+3s set; petronella turn into centre & dance 1/2 reel of 4 in centre of dance
9-16
1M+3L (centre couple) dance LH across with 2s while 1L+3M chase clockwise 1/2 way; 1s+3s dance 1/2 reel of 4 in centre of dance
17-24
1M+3L (centre couple) dance LH across with 2s as 1L+3M chase clockwise 1/2 way; 1s+3s turn RH 1.1/4 times ending with 1s facing down
25-32
1s+2s dance the Rondel but on bars 29/32 3s set advancing to make an arch & dance up to 2nd place as 1s dance under to 3rd place

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
GASP - December 8 2017 - by Martien de Leeuw 2017-12-08 John Bottriell Nov. 3, 2017, 1:14 a.m.
GASP - NOV 07 2014 2014-11-07 John Bottriell March 1, 2017, 1:20 a.m.
Class 3-7-17 2017-03-07 Sarah Harriman April 19, 2017, 12:02 a.m.
Darmstadt_2017_02_27 2017-02-27 OnYourToes Darmstadt Feb. 24, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
RSCDS New York Branch Class 12/7/2017 2017-12-07 Ellen Sears Dec. 6, 2017, 1:48 a.m.
2011 Ball Scott Marsalis Jan. 20, 2012, 2:06 p.m.
FSCDC 21 February 2017 2017-02-21 Anselm Lingnau Nov. 12, 2017, 11:18 p.m.
Kingston Burns Night 2017 2017-01-28 Alexander Jeffries Dec. 22, 2016, 8:37 p.m.
Rhein-Main-Mini-Social, 7. März 2017 (F) 2017-02-07 Anselm Lingnau March 4, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Münster Christmas Ball 2003 2003-12-20 Cord Walter May 23, 2015, 10:48 p.m.
SF Hildesheim 3 Paare Cord Walter March 9, 2015, 10:44 p.m.
Strathspey 3/3L Verl Girl May 7, 2016, 11:36 a.m.

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