Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Chain Around

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Chain Around
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 7: Around A Dozen
40 bar Jig
One Circle of couples, woman on right of partner

  1-8   CIRCLE AND BACK:

  9-16 WOMEN ADVANCE, SET, RETIRE, AND SET:

17-24 MEN ADVANCE, SET, RETIRE, AND SET:

25-32 TURN PARTNER AND CORNER: turn partner with right hand once around, then turn corner with left hand once around;

33-40 SET TWICE AND GRAND CHAIN: Set twice to partner and dance a Grand Chain starting passing partner with right hand, two steps to each hand: 3rd person is new partner.

REPEAT WITH NEW PARTNER.

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



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