Dance The Crown of King's 1453

Strathspey · 96 bars · 3 couples · Triangular   (Progression: OnceOnly)

Devised by
John Drewry (1971)
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
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Extra info
The name refers to King ...

The name refers to King's College, University of Aberdeen, which has an ornate entry porch with a top like a crown. If the dance is performed on a stage, 1st couple should stand at the back facing the audience, while the other two couples stand near the front of the stage with their backs to the audience.

The Crown of King's 3T · S96

Demo dance. 1c faces the audience.
1st part

All C set to P | change places RH ; all W LHA to partners' places
All C set | turn ¾ RH bringing the men BtoB in centre of set ; all set, turn ¾ RH to own places
All M Fig8 round P and next W cclw, passing in front of P to begin
Circle6 L | all C turn BH ; circle6 L to places

2nd part

1c turn BH advancing to the middle of the dance and open up | 1M+2c set ; LHA while{6} 1W+3c set, RHA , all C finish in promhold (1c in middle facing down)
Rsh reel of the 3 couples, ending in straight line across facing audience (end couples extra loops)
All C S&Link with partners ; repeat, finishing by 1c facing each other and 2c & 3c face own end of line
1c form double arch, ─ while{8} ─ 2M+3W, followed by 2W+3M, dance forwards, meet in the middle, dance up through arch, through 1c places and cast back to original places. 1c dance up to places on the last 2 bars.

3rd part

All C set to P | turn RH (W finishing facing out)
»Celtic Brooch formation«: all M RHA 2/3 round to that W's place while{2} all W wide cast to P's place | W RHA 2/3 round to that M's place while{2} men cast to M's places (now next to P again) ; Repeat [5-8] twice, to original places, all W stay facing out.
All W Fig8 round P and her corner M, passing behind P to begin
Circle6 L | all C turn BH ; circle6 L to places

Name taken from the ornamental crown topping the tower of King's College, Aberdeen


Murrough Landon
Added on: April 10, 2020, 12:22 p.m.
Quality: Reasonable

NameDateOwnerLast changed
Loch Leven - Clan Munro 1 2016-04-08 Peter Price April 8, 2016, 6:37 p.m.
Strathspey 3CC Triangular Verl Girl May 7, 2016, 12:12 p.m.

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