Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Broome Rigg

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Broome Rigg
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
6/8x32 Bar Jig
2-couple dance in 3, 4-couple set

  1-8   FIGURE 8: 1st and 2nd couples dance a figure of 8 across the dance (start with 1st couple crossing downwards AS 2nd couple dance up the side);

  9-16 DOWN MIDDLE AND UP AS "FREENDS" ("friends"): 1st couple followed by 2nd 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;

17-24 RIGG: women unwind changing sides with partner (2 bars), 2nd and 1st couples chase clockwise halfway round to original places (4 bars), and petronella into a line in the centre (2 bars) joining both hands with partner;

25-32 HIGHLAND POUSSETTE: slip out to side, ¼ turn (½ Pas de Basque), slip along side, ¼ turn (½ Pas de Basque), slip into middle, ½ Pas de Basque, turn ¾ out to own side in progressed places (N.B. this poussette is similar to the Highland Schottische Poussette.)


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

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