Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dalkeith's Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction


1- 8 1s (with nearer hands joined) set to 2L and circle 3H round to the left, set to 2M and circle 3H round to the left
9-16 1s lead down the middle (2s step up) and back to end between 2s (BtoB) facing opposite partners
17-24 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across, 1s end in middle facing 1st corner
25-32 1s turn 1st corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH and cross LH to own sides. 213

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

Dalkeith's Strathspey
Anon   RSCDS Book 9
Strathspey   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-2   1s take nearer hands and set to 2L;

  3-4   1s2L 3 hands round to the left;

  5-6   1s retain nearer hands and set to 2M;

  7-8   1s2M 3 hands round to the left;

  9-12 1s lead down;

13-16 taking left hands, 1s lead up, crossing to finish back to back between 2s;

17-24 2M1L1M2L reel of 4 across, 1s finishing facing first corners;

25-32 1s turn corner, partner, corner, partner, finishing in 2nd place on own sides.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

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