Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Get Up And Rin

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Get Up and Rin
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 2: Let's dance
32 bar reel
Couple facing couple round the room

  1-8   DIAGONAL TURN: women turn each other with right hands, then men turn each other with right hands;

  9-16 REEL OF 3: each person dances a reel of 3 around the room and back (staying on the inner or outer circle) starting by passing opposite by the right shoulder and the next person around the room by the left shoulder, turn to come back, and complete the reel back to place (end with men facing away from partner ready to cast into partner's place);

17-24 LADIES' CHAIN: couples dance a ladies' chain ending facing partner with both hands joined and angled slightly so men can pass each other on Bar 25;

25-32 ANCIENT POUSSETTE: 1st and 2nd couples dance anticlockwise 1½ times around each other on a diamond pattern finishing with ½ turn to end facing next couple around the circle; i.e. dance out to side with ¼ turn clockwise at end (Bar 25), dance to opposite place with ¼ turn clockwise at end (Bar 26), dance out to side with ¼ turn clockwise at end (Bar 27), dance to original place with a ¼ turn clockwise at end (Bar 28), repeat Bars 25-26 and turn ½ clockwise to end facing next couple around the circle (N.B. a sideways skip-change of step is used throughout and the men start with their left foot).

REPEAT AS REQUIRED.

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


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