Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Gordon Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GORDON STRATHSPEY (S3x32) 3C set Martin Sheffield Scots in France

1- 4 1s+2s ½ turn partners 2H and circle 4H round to left ½ way 213
5- 8 2M followed by 1M+3M dance up, across and down Ladies' side while Ladies advance 1 step, set turning right about and retire to Men's side
9-12 Top 2 Men and bottom 2 Ladies cross diagonally LH while 2s set, all change places LH with opposite person
13-16 Same dancers cross diagonally RH while 2s set and all ½ turn opposite person RH into Allemande hold facing down
17-24 All dance down 2 steps, turn about and dance backwards 2 steps, dance up 2 steps, turn about and dance backwards (as Gay Gordons)
25-32 All turn RH (4 bars), top Lady (2L) followed by 1L+3L dance up, across and down own side while Men advance 1 step, set turning right about and retire to own side

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



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