Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Hand-In-Hand We'll Go

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HAND-IN-HAND WE'LL GO (J8x32) 3C (4C set) M and D Keppie Handy Dozen

1- 8 1s dance down, cast up round 3L (1L followed by 1M) and dance into the middle, 1L+2s dance RH across while 1M+3s dance LH across
9-16 Hand-in-hand Tandem reel of 3, 1s giving RSh to 2s
(2s and 3s dance nearer hands joined, changing hands at top or bottom, 1s dance with M following 1L to start and changing leader at top or bottom)
17-24 1L+2s dance RH across while 1M+3s dance LH across, 1L casts up and 2M casts down (both on M-side) and end BtoB facing own sides
25-32 1s dance Double Triangles and end in 2nd places

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


Hand-In-Hand We'll Go
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 8: The Handy Dozen
8x32 bar Jig
3-couple dance in 4-couple longways set

  1-4   DOWN MIDDLE AND CAST UP: 1st couple nearer hands joined dance down between 2nd and 3rd couples (2nd couple step up on bars 1-2), and cast up around 3rd woman (1st woman followed by 1st man and joining nearer hands dance into the middle);

  5-8   TEAPOTS: Three Hands across: 1st woman right hands with 2nd couple and 1st man left hands with 3rd couple;

  9-16 HAND-IN-HAND/TANDEM REEL OF 3: 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples dance a reel of 3 (2nd and 3rd couples Hand-in-Hand switching hands at the top and bottom of the reel, and 1st couple in tandem starting with 1st woman in the lead and switching the lead at the top and bottom of the reel);

17-20 TEAPOTS: Three Hands across: 1st woman right hands with 2nd couple and 1st man left hands with 3rd couple;

21-24 CAST: 1st woman casts up around 2nd man AS 1st man cast down around 3rd man, ending back-to-back in the middle ready for;

25-32 DOUBLE TRIANGLES: 2nd, 1st and 3rd couple dance double triangles.

REPEAT FROM 2ND PLACE.

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



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