Two Blue Clouds in the Grey Sky
40-bar reel for five couples in a five-couple longwise set
Get the description of the dance as PDF.
See this dance in the Scottish Country Dance Database.
1st and 3rd couples set, cast off one place and dance a half figure of eight around 2nd and 4th couples. 2nd and 4th couples step up on bars 3-4.
1st and 3rd couples set, dance a half figure of eight around 4th and 5th couples and set advancing to finish facing first corners, 4th woman and 2nd man for 1st couple, 5th woman and 4th man for 3rd couple.
1st and 3rd couples dance corner pass and turn with their first corners and repeat with their second, third and fourth corners, finishing on their own sides in second and fourth positions.
1st and 3rd couples set, cast off one place. 4th and 5th couples step up on bars 35-36. 1st and 3rd couples turn right hand in four bars.
Repeat from new positions.
Devised by Claire Cunin and Nicolas “Niols” Jeannerod in May 2018. There exists a three-couple version of this dance, named “One Blue Cloud in the Grey Sky”.
Recommended music: Forty Bars of Clouds, by Nicolas “Niols” Jeannerod.