Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Galloway Tensome

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Galloway Tensome
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 9: A Dozen in Hand
5x32 bar Reel
5-couple square set, 5th couple in centre

  1-8   SET AND RIGHT HAND WHEEL: 5th and 1st couples set to opposite, set on diagonal, and dance right hands across: end 5th couple (man on right of woman) facing 3rd couple;

  9-16 SET AND LEFT HAND WHEEL: 5th and 3rd couples set to opposite, set on diagonal, and dance left hands across: end with 5th couple (man on right of woman) facing 4th couple;

17-24 SET AND RIGHT HAND WHEEL: 5th and 4th couples set to opposite, set on diagonal, and dance right hands across: end with 5th couple (man on left of woman) facing 2nd couple;

25-32 SET AND LEFT HAND WHEEL: 5th and 2nd couples set to opposite, set on diagonal, and dance left hands across: end with 5th couple (man on left of woman) facing 3rd couple;

33-40 HAND-IN-HAND REEL OF 3 WITH HEAD COUPLES: 5th couple dances a Hand-in-Hand reel of 3 (start with 3rd and 1st couples left shoulder, couples switch hands at each end of the reel), end with 5th couple facing 4th couple;

41-48 HAND-IN-HAND REEL OF 3 WITH SIDE COUPLES: 5th couple dances a Hand-in-Hand reel of 3 (start with 4th and 2nd couples passing right shoulder, couples switch hands at each end of the reel), on bars 47-48 5th woman followed by 5th man dances anticlockwise ΒΌ around the periphery into 1st place AS 1st couple joins nearer hands and dances into the centre to face next couple to their left (i.e. 2nd couple).

REPEAT WITH EACH COUPLE IN THE CENTRE.

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



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