Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Armit Wi' A'

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Armit wi' A'
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 3: Corners
8 x 40 bar reel
3-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-8   1ST COUPLE SET, CAST OFF AND TURN: 1st couple set to each other, cast off one place (2nd couple stepping up on Bars 3-4), and turn each other with right hands 1½ times;

  9-16 1ST COUPLE TURN CORNER LEFT HAND, PARTNER RIGHT HAND, CORNER LEFT HAND, PARTNER RIGHT HAND HALFWAY up and down the dance;

17-24 REEL OF 3: 1st man with 3rd couple starting by passing 3rd man by the right shoulder, 1st woman with 2nd couple starting by passing 2nd woman by the right shoulder: 1st couple end in the middle 1st man between 3rd couple, 1st woman (pulling left shoulder back) between 2nd couple;

25-32 DOWN MIDDLE AND BACK, 3-and-3: 1st man with 3rd couple, 1st woman with 2nd couple, dance down the middle and back (ends turn towards centre to change direction);

33-40 CHASE AND TURN: 1st woman (followed by 1st man) casts off around 2nd woman and dances over to 2nd man's place, then turn partner 1½ times with right hand to 2nd place on own side.

REPEAT TWICE.

(Dance Crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)


Dance Information

Armit Wi' A' is broad Scots for Armed With All.

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