Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Furl About The Feezings

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Furl about the Feezings
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 1: Tenth Anniversary Book
8x32 bar strathspey
3-couple dance in 4-couple longways set

  1-8   1ST AND 3RD COUPLES PETRONELLA, SET, TURN, AND CAST or DANCE UP: 1st and 3rd couples petronella into center, set to partner and turn partner with both hands, then 1st couple cast off to 3rd place AS 3rd couple dance up to 1st place;

  9-16 REPEAT BARS 1-8;

17-24 FIGURE OF 8: 1st and 2nd couples dance a figure of 8 starting with 1st couple casting (end in middle with both hands joined with partner);

25-32 ANCIENT POUSSETTE: 1st and 2nd couples dance 1½ anticlockwise around a diamond and out to progressed places: i.e. dance out to side with ¼ clockwise turn at end with 1st couple going to men's side, 2nd couple towards women's side (1 bar), dance into center with ¼ turn (1 bar), dance out to opposite side with ¼ turn (1 bar), dance into center with ¼ turn (1 bar), dance out to side with ¼ turn (1 bar), dance into center with ¼ turn (1 bar), continue turning 3/8 around (1 bar), and retire to own side having progressed on place (1 bar) - N.B. strathpesy setting step is used throughout this poussette and 1st woman and 2nd man start with their left foot.

REPEAT from 2nd PLACE.

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


Dance Information

Furl About The Feezings is broad Scots for Whirl About The Turns.

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