Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dianne Murdoch's Promenade

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DIANNE MURDOCH'S PROMENADE (R4x32) Circle Dance Ruary Laidlaw Dancing Feet
Any number of couples in circle, Lady on Man's right

1- 8 All turn partner RH then turn LH
9-16 Men pass partner RSh, dance round them and back to place. Men repeat passing partner LSh
17-24 Ladies repeat bars 9-16. All finish nearer hands joined facing anticlockwise round
25-32 All promenade (6 bars) then Men stand as Ladies dance on 1 place to meet new partner

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

Dianne Murdoch's Promenade
A 4 x 32 bar Reel for any number of couples in a double circle with the men on the inside facing the ladies on the outside.

1- 8 All turn their partner with the right hand for four and then left hand for four
9-12 The men pass right shoulder with their partner and dance round behind them and back to original place.
13-16 The men then pass left shoulder with their partner and dance round behind them and back to place
17-24 The ladies repeat the formation with their partner. They finish side by side with their partner with inside hands joined and facing anti-clockwise round the room.
25-32 All couples promenade round the room for eight steps with inside hands joined. On the bar 6 the men stand still while the ladies dance on one place to finish facing the next man ready to start again with a new partner.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Ruary Laidlaw, 2002)

Dance Notes

Use "Shake Hands grip" for turning.

Dance Information

Dianne Murdoch has been the tutor of the Cambridge Club in the Waikato Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand since 1952. She took over from Mrs Flora Thomson the founder of the club. Dianne has a passionate interest in SCD and has tutored at numerous Day, Weekend and Summer Schools. Her contribution to dancing in this Region has been huge.

Suggested music "Circassian Circle", played 4 x only. A 6 x 32 bar Reel on an album GH536 called "More Sounds of Scotland" by Jim MacLeod.

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