4800 dance cribs & 75 figures     
Version 25_12 (December 2015)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Charles Upton, the originator of Minicrib.  Charles passed away on Wednesday 4th November 2015 after a long battle with illness made all the more difficult for him by the death of his wife, Joyce who passed away in July 2015.  Charles & Joyce had been married for over 60 years. 

"Cribsheets", "Cheat Sheets" or "Re-Caps" can be easily produced on a computer with the "MINICRIB" template for Microsoft Word.  It contains dance notes on more than 4700 Scottish Country Dances. MiniCribs are also useful if looking for new or specific dances.

You must have a Windows PC (any version of Windows) and
Microsoft™ 'Word' versions 97, or 2000 upwards, including Word 2016 - 32 / 64 bit

For Apple Mac users a limited version of MiniCrib is available. You need 'Word' for Mac 95, 98, 2000/4 &Office: Mac OS X  
We do not support any later versions of Mac Word.

Click the Sample button for a look at a typical "MINICRIB" cribsheet.

Get your copy of MiniCrib here.

MiniCrib cribs are available FREE but in return please leave the MINICRIB footnote that appears on each page!  If composing your own recap sheets then please acknowledge the source e.g.

"This cribsheet was prepared from the 'MiniCrib' database www.minicrib.org.uk

or some similar text.

Thank you,
The MiniCrib Team


The MiniCrib Team prepare recaps with much care but errors can occur.  Please email us at minicrib@minicrib.org.uk  if you find a mistake - we will correct the recaps for release in the next issue of MiniCrib. 

The MiniCrib Team are aware that a number of websites "re-publish" MiniCrib recaps and we are very happy that this should continue as a valuable service to the Scottish Country Dance community.  However, we wish to make it clear that the MiniCrib Team have no direct input to, or control over, any such websites and hence the MiniCrib Team cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of recaps from websites other than www.minicrib.org.uk   We advise that MiniCrib users check the MiniCrib website from time to time and always download and use the latest version.

MiniCrib recaps are intended to be BRIEF, ideally 1 line of recap = 8 bars of dancing (not always possible!)  Therefore MiniCrib recaps can never replace the detailed instructions carefully written and tested by skilled dance devisers.  When in doubt about a particular dance, it is always best to consult the original instructions in book / leaflet / or website form.

Happy Dancing!
The MiniCrib Team

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