Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Encore

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ENCORE (M-4x(R32+S32)) Sq.Set Terry Glasspool Itch to Dance

Reel
1- 8 1s set to partner, petronella turn, set advancing to join RH, set moving (Lady backwards) into centre of set
9-16 1M+2s also 1L+4s dance reels of 3 on sides, 2s and 4s pass partner RSh and 1M passes 2L LSh while 1L passes 4L LSh, 2s and 4s continue reel to end in partner's place while 1s ½ turn RH end in centre facing 3s (M facing M)
17-24 1s+3s Set+Link and circle 4H round to left
25-32 1s+3s set to partner (1L+3L and 1M+3M nearer hands joined) and 1s cross out between 3s, 1s dance round (1L behind 2s, 1M behind 4s) to partner's original place (All now in partner's place)

Strathspey
1- 8 All set to partners, petronella turn (Lady facing in and Man out) and dance DoSiDo with partner
9-16 All dance double reels of 4 passing LSh in centre
17-24 All ½ turn RH into Allemande hold facing clockwise, all turn left about (Man dancing on the spot) and dance anticlockwise 1 place, all turn LH to new positions
25-32 All dance interlocking reels of 4

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



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