Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The French Knot

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The French Knot
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 4:
3x32 bar strathspey
3-couple Longways set

  1-8   ALL DANCE 3-COUPLE KNOT;

  9-16 LEFT SHOULDER REEL OF 3 AND SET: 2nd woman with 3rd couple (at the top), and 2nd man with 1st couple (at the bottom) dance a 6 bar reel of 3, then set;

17-24 ALL DANCE LA BARATTE AND SET;

25-28 ALL ½ TURN AND TWIRL PARTNER;

29-32 ½ CHASE AND CROSS: 3rd and 2nd couples (at the top) chase clockwise halfway around and cross by the right hand.

REPEAT TWICE.

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



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