Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Ganemountis

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Ganemountis
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 3: Corners
8 x 40 bar reel
3-couple dance in 4-couple longways set

  1-8   1ST SET, CROSS, CAST AND TURN: 1st couple set, cross by the right, cast off one place (2nd couple stepping up on Bars 5-6), and turn each other ¾ times by the left Hand (retain partner's hand and give right hand to 1st corner);

  9-16 BALANCE, ½ TURN, BALANCE, ½ TURN: balance in line (1st couple with 1st corners), turn corners into centre and retaining hands balance in line again, then 1st corners turn halfway with left hands;

17-24 REEL OF 4: 1st couple and 1st corners dance a reel of 4 diagonally across the set - on Bars 23-24 1st corners set in original places AS 1st couple turn left hands and retaining hands offer right hands to 2nd corners;

25-32 BALANCE, ½ TURN, BALANCE, ½ TURN: balance in line (1st couple with 2nd corners), turn corners into centre and retaining hands balance in line again, then 2nd corners turn halfway with left hands;

33-40 REEL OF 4: 1st couple and 2nd corners dance a reel of 4 diagonally across the set: on Bars 39-40 2nd corners set in original places AS 1st couple turn left hands once round to end in 2nd place on own side.

REPEAT FROM 2ND PLACE.

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


Dance Information

Ganemountis is broad Scots for Capers.

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