Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Foreoars Lilt

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Foreoars Lilt
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
3x32 bar Strathpsey
3-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-8   SET, TURN AND ½ RIGHTS AND LEFTS WITH 1ST CORNERS: 2nd couple set advancing to 1st corners and turn them ¾ with both hands; then all four dance rights and lefts halfway (2nd couple end facing 2nd corners);

  9-16 SET, TURN AND ½ RIGHTS AND LEFTS WITH 2ND CORNERS: 2nd couple set to 2nd corners and turn ¾ with both hands; then all four dance rights and lefts halfway (ending order 3-2-1, with 3rd and 1st couples on opposite sides);

17-24 TEAPOTS AND SNAKE: right hands across (2nd man with 1st couple at the bottom, 2nd woman with 3rd couple at the top), then dance a chase (2nd man followed by 1st couple, 2nd woman followed by 3rd couple: ending order 1-2-3 with 1st and 3rd couples on opposite sides);

25-27 LOOP DOWN: nearer hands joined, 2nd couple followed by 1st couple, dance between 3rd couple, divide and cast up along the side to top place;

28-32 LOOP UP CROSSING: left hands joined, 1st couple followed by 3rd couple, dance up between 2nd couple at the top, cross and cast down along the side to bottom place.

REPEAT TWICE.

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



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