Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Charlotte Clarke's Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CHARLOTTE CLARKE'S STRATHSPEY (S5x32) Sq.Set Babs Hewinson Casnewydd Collection
5 couple square set, 5s in centre facing, 5M back to 3s, 5L back to 1s

1- 4 1s+2s+3s+4s set and turn RH, 1s and 3s end taking promenade hold while 5s set then set advancing and pass LSh
5-12 1s (prom hold) +5M+5L+3s (prom hold) dance RSh reel of 4 up/down set. 5s pass LSh, 5M to face 2s, 5L to face 4s
13-20 5M+2s also 5L+4s dance RH across, 5s pass RSh to dance LH across with other couple and 5s end facing each other
21-24 5s set, turn LH into prom hold facing 1s (also in prom hold)
25-32 5s+1s change places passing LSh, 1s+2s change places, 2s+3s change places and 3s+4s change places (4s now in centre)

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

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