Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Calmac Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CALMAC STRATHSPEY (S5x32) 5C set

1- 8 3s dance LSh round 1st corners and 3s turn LH to face 2nd corner pstns while 1s and 5s ½ turn 2H and cast clockwise (1M and 5L lead) to 4th/2nd places while 2s and 4s step up/down. 25314
9-16 3s turn 2nd corners RH, partner LH, 1st corner RH and pass LSh to end 3M facing up and 3L down while 2s and 4s ½ turn 2H and cast clockwise (2M and 4L lead) to other end. 45312
17-24 3M+4s+5s also 3L+1s+2s circle 5H round and back, ending with top 5 persons facing down and 3M between 5s and bottom 5 facing up with 3L between 1s
25-32 All set twice, 3s turn RH and dance to bottom. 45123

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams



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