Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dinna Kittl Me

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Dinna Kittl Me
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 3: Corners
3 x 40 bar reel
3-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-8   2ND COUPLE DOWN MIDDLE AND BACK: 2nd couple lead down the middle and back;

  9-16 2ND COUPLE TURN PARTNER, CORNER, PARTNER, CORNER: 2nd couple turn halfway by the right, turn 1st corner by the left, partner by the right, and 2nd corner by the left to end between corners;

17-24 REEL OF 3: 2nd couple dance a reel of 3 with corners starting by passing 1st corner by the right shoulder: on bars 23-24 2nd couple dance across to own side in 2nd place and face out;

25-32 DOWN MIDDLE AND BACK: 1st couple followed by 2nd and 3rd couples (who dance up to follow) dance the middle and back nearer hands joined, ending with 3rd couple beginning to cast into;

33-40 WHEEL AND CAST: 3 hands across on own side, then 1st couple join nearer hands to dance up middle and cast to bottom followed by 3rd and 2nd couples: finishing order is 2nd, 3rd and 1st.

REPEAT TWICE.

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


Dance Information

Dinna Kittl Me is broad Scots for Don't Tickle Me.

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