Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Aroon Aboot Midnight

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

AROON ABOOT MIDNIGHT (M-(S64+R64)) Sq Set Erika Nilsson Aurora 2nd Book

Strathspey
1- 8 All set to partner and turn 2H. All set to corner, Lady turns under Man's R arm
9-16 1L and 3L cast round partner into centre and turn RH back to place. 1M and 3M dance into centre (1 bar), set (L then R), dance back to place
17-24 All circle 8H ¾ round to Left. All dance ½ R&L (1s+3s cross RH, 2s+4s change places with partner RH to start)
25-32 Erika's Viking Reels:-
' 25-28 All face corners and dance interlocking RSh reels of 3 back to place
' 29-32 All face partners and dance interlocking LSh reels of 3 back to place
33-64 Repeat bars 1-32 from new positions with 2s and 4s as dancing couples

Reel
1- 8 All set to partner and turn RH. All set to corner, Lady turns under Men's R arm
9-16 1s and 3s set advancing into line of 4 between 2s and 4s. 1L+3L join LH, all Balance-in-Line. 1M+3L also 1L+3M ½ turn RH back to places
17-32 As Strathspey bars 17-32
33-64 Repeat Reel bars 1-32 from new positions with 2s and 4s as dancing couples

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)



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