Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Blythest Lilt

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Blythest Lilt
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
3x32 bar Strathspey
3-couple dance in triangular set (start with men back-to-back in centre facing partner)

  1-4   ½ TURN AND ¾ WHEEL/CHASE: all turn partner halfway with right hand, then women dance 2/3 left hands across AS men dance clockwise one place round the periphery of the set;

  5-8   ½ TURN AND ¾ WHEEL/CHASE: all turn partner halfway with right hand, then men dance 2/3 left hands across AS women dance clockwise one place round the periphery of the nearer set (end facing anticlockwise hands joined with partner);

  9-12 SET AND LINK with partner ending with men on the outside facing clockwise;

13-16 TEAPOTS OR CHASE: women dance left hands across 1+2/3 round AS men dance two places clockwise around the periphery of the set (end facing anticlockwise hands joined with partner);

17-20 SET AND LINK with partner ending with women on the outside facing clockwise;

21-24 TEAPOTS OR CHASE: men dance left hands across 1+2/3 round AS women dance two places clockwise around the periphery of the set;

25-32 TURN AND ALLEMANDE: turn partner once round with right hands (2 bars), and allemande 1+1/3 times around the set to end one place to the right of original places.

REPEAT TWICE.

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



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