Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Beginner's Luck (Keppie)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Beginners Luck
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 1: Tenth Anniversary Book
3x32 bar Reel
3-couple longways dance

  1-8   TURN AND CHASE: 1st couple turn once round with right hands, then chase (1st woman leading followed by 1st man) behind 2nd woman and across to 2nd man's place (1st man ends in 2nd woman's place)(2nd couple step up on bars 7-8);

  9-16 SLIP: 1st woman with 2nd and 3rd men, 1st man with 2nd and 3rd women, dance 4 slip steps to the right, then 8 slip steps to the left, then 4 slip steps to the right;

17-24 TURN AND CHASE: 1st couple turn once round with left hands, then chase (1st woman followed by 1st man) behind 3rd man and across to 3rd woman's place (1st man ends in 3rd man's place)(3rd couple step up on bars 23-24);

25-32 SLIP: 2nd, 3rd, and 1st women, 2nd, 3rd, and 1st men, dance 4 slip steps to the left, then 8 slip steps to the right, then 4 slip steps to the left.

REPEAT TWICE MORE.


Dance Information

Also see the dance Beginner's Luck (Ackerley) by J Ackerley.

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