Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Follow The Knowes

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Follow the Knowes
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
3x32 bar Strathpsey
3-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-4   TEAPOTS: 3 hands across right hands, 2nd woman-1st couple and 2nd man-3rd couple (2nd couple end in the middle shoulder to shoulder facing opposite side);

  5-8   SNAKE: 2nd woman (followed by 1st couple) casts off through 3rd man's place, dances across to 3rd woman's place and up to 2nd place on own side, AS 2nd man (followed by 3rd couple) casts up through 1st woman's place, dances across to 1st man's place and down to 2nd place on own side, all end on own side: order 3-2-1;

  9-12 TEAPOTS: 3 hands across left hands, 2nd woman-1st couple and 2nd man-3rd couple (2nd couple end in the middle shoulder to shoulder facing opposite side);

13-16 SNAKE: 2nd woman (followed by 1st couple) casts up through 1st man's place, dances across to 1st woman's place and down to 2nd place on own side, AS 2nd man (followed by 3rd couple) casts down through 3rd woman's place, dances across to 3rd man's place and up to 2nd place on own side, all end in original places;

17-24 LOOP DOWN AND UP: 2nd couple followed by 1st couple dance between 3rd couple and cast up along the side, then 1st couple followed by 3rd couple dance up between 2nd couple (at the top) and cast down the side: ending order 2-3-1.

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

REPEAT TWICE.

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



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