Dance Video Craigard (Video 1)

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Craigard (R128, Pauline Taylor: Imperial Book of Scottish Country Dances - Volumes 4, 5 and More)
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Eric Ferguson (March 5, 2016, 12:43 a.m.) – Source: YouTube
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An interesting dance from The Imperial Book 4 that shape shifts from square set to longwise set and back again.

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Craigard 4S · R128

Fig 1

1-8
All petronella turn to face partner (Ladies BtoB in centre), set & turn RH
9-16
1s+3s dance 1/2 reel of 4 (pass partner RSh to start) while 2L & 4L dance round their partners RSh, all Ladies chase 1 place anticlockwise to face next Man (Ladies BtoB in centre), 1L+3L dance 1/2 reel of 4 with 4M+2M while 2L & 4L dance round 'new' partner RSh, all Ladies chase 1 place anticlockwise to end facing own partners (Ladies BtoB)
17-24
All set to partner twice & turn RH to end facing partner in diagonal lines (1s with 2s & 3s with 4s & Ladies in centre of each line)
25-32
All dance diagonal RSh reels of 4

Fig 2

33-40
All turn partner RH & Promenade anticlockwise to end in longways set in order 1 2 3 4
41-48
End couples (1s & 4s) set, cross RH, change places LH on sides with next person & set to partners
49-56
1s & 4s dance 1/2 Figs of 8 round end couples & dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 2s+3s on own sides to end 2 4 1 3
57-64
4s+1s dance LH across, 2s+4s also 1s+3s dance RH across
65-72
All Promenade anticlockwise to end in longwise set across with 2s leading to their original place followed by 4s+1s+3s (all Men face down)
73-96
Repeat bars 41-64 (2s & 3s as main dancers) & ending in the same diagonal lines as at bar 24

Fig 3

97-104
1s+2s also 3s+4s dance diagonal RSh reels of 4
105-112
All set twice to partner & turn RH to end in square set with Ladies BtoB in centre facing partner
113-120
Repeat bars 9-16: 1s+3s dance 1/2 reel of 4 (pass partner RSh to start) while 2L & 4L dance round their partners RSh, all Ladies chase 1 place anticlockwise to face next Man (Ladies BtoB in centre), 1L+3L dance 1/2 reel of 4 with 4M+2M while 2L & 4L dance round 'new' partner RSh, all Ladies chase 1 place anticlockwise to end facing own partners (Ladies BtoB)
121-128
All Petronella turn & set to partner, turn RH 1.1/4 times to end with Ladies in centre for bow/curtsey

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