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Gillian's Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GILLIAN'S STRATHSPEY (S4x40) 4C Set Gordon Thomson Gordons Dance Book 1

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance Diamond Poussette
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s set and petronella in Tandem 1 place (1s+3s on Men's side and 2s+4s on Ladies), all dance ½ reels of 4 on sides
17-24 Repeat bars 9-12 but set across the set and petronella in tandem to end on sides, all dance ½ reels of 4 on sides (back to original places)
25-32 1s+2s cross RH and dance ½ RH across, 1s+3s cross RH and dance ½ RH across
33-40 1s+4s dance Espagnole:-
' 33-34 1s+4s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
' 35-36 1s+4s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
' 37-40 4s turn RH as 1s turn LH

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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