Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Better On The Other Side

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Better on the Other Side
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 4:
32 bar strathspey
Round room, line of 3 facing line of 3

  1-8   CIRCLE and CHASE: all circle clockwise dancing into center on Bar 4, then casting into a chase clockwise back to original places;

  9-16 SET AND TURN CORNERS: Center people set advancing to end back-to-back, turn "1st corner" with both hands ¾ around, center people set advancing to end backto- back, turn "2nd corner" with both hands ¾ around to end between "corners";

17-24 REELS OF 3: centers dance a left shoulder reel of three starting with "1st corner", and cross to original places on bars 23-24;

25-32 SET AND PETRONELLA HALFWAY: all set and petronella into a line in the middle, set and petronella to end facing next line of 3 around the room.


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

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