Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Frae Hough To Hough

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Frae Hough to Hough
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 1: Tenth Anniversary Book
6x32 bar Jig
2-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-4   PETRONELLA AND SET: 1st and 2nd couples petronella into a line up and down the middle of the dance and set;

  5-8   UNRAVELLING ½ REEL OF 4: 1st and 2nd couples dance part of a reel of 4 to end on opposite side in progressed places (those starting back-to-back in the middle pass partner by the right shoulder, curve to the right and dance along the opposite side of the dance AS those starting at the ends of the line of 4 dance ½ reel of 4 curving out to opposite side at the end);

  9-12 WHEEL: 2nd and 1st couples dance right hands across;

13-16 OLDSTYLE RIGHTS AND LEFTS: dance the pattern of Rights and Lefts but with no hands and with one step to each side of the square, i.e. pass partner by the right shoulder, pass neighbour by the left shoulder, pass partner by the right shoulder, and pass neighbour by the left shoulder;

17-20 DIAGONAL ½ TURN AND TWIRL: 1st woman and 2nd man turn halfway with right hands (2 bars), pull towards each other and pulling right shoulder back dance into original places;

21-24 DIAGONAL ½ TURN AND TWIRL: 1st man and 2nd woman turn halfway with right hands (2 bars), pull towards each other and pulling right shoulder back dance into original places;

25-32 1st's SET, TURN AND CAST: 1st couple set, turn each other with right hands, and cast off one place (2nd couple stepping up).

REPEAT FROM 2ND PLACE.

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



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