Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Auld Rigg

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Auld Rigg
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
8x32 Bar Strathspey
3-couple dance in 4-couple set

  1-8   DOWN MIDDLE AND UP AS "FREENDS" ("friends"): 2nd couple followed by 1st couple lead down the middle, keeping right hands joined both swivel to their left (women place their hands akimbo on their right hip and man's arm is behind partner's waist), then dance up the middle staying in the centre;

  9-16 RIGG: women unwind changing sides with partner (2 bars), 1st and 2nd couples chase clockwise halfway round to own side (4 bars), and set (2 bars): 1st couple end in 2nd place;

17-24 DIAGONAL RIGHTS AND LEFTS MODIFIED: 1st couple and 1st corners change places with rights hands, then left hands on side AS 2nd corners set and cross right Hands on the diagonal (4 bars); 1st couple and 2nd corners (now in partner's 2nd corner position) change places with rights hands, then left hands on side AS 1st corners set and cross right hands on the diagonal (4 bars);

25-32 SET, TURN, AND SET: 2nd, 1st, and 3rd couples set, turn partner by the right, and set again.


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

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