Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dance O' Vowels

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Dance o' Vowels
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
8x32 bars Strathspey
3-couple dance in 4-couple longways set

  1-8   TURN, CAST AND TURN: 1st couple turn with right hands, cast off (2nd couple stepping up), and turn with left hands 1¾ times to end 1st woman facing 1st corner and 1st man facing 2nd corner;

  9-16 SIMULTANEOUS REELS OF 4: 1st woman dances a reel of 4 with 1st corners AS 1st man dances a reel of 4 with 2nd corners. Phrasing: Bar 9: 1st couple pass corners by the right shoulder, Bar 10: 1st couple dance round ends of the reel AS corners dance left hands across halfway, Bar 11: 1st couple pass corners by the right shoulder, Bar 12: 1st couple turn each other halfway with left hands AS corners dance round the ends, Bar 13: 1st couple pass corners by the right shoulder, Bar 14: 1st couple dance round ends of the reel AS corners dance left hands across halfway, Bar 15: 1st couple pass corners by the right shoulder, Bar 16: 1st couple turn each other left hand halfway AS corners dance back to corner (1 bar);

17-20 TEAPOTS WITH CORNERS: 3 hands across with right hands with corners (1st couple pass each other by the right shoulder at the end);

21-24 TEAPOTS AT ENDS: 3 hands across with left hands, 1st man with 2nd couple, 1st woman with 3rd couple (1st couple end in 2nd place on own side);

25-32 CIRCLE AND BACK: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd couples hands round and back.

REPEAT FROM 2ND PLACE.

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



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