Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Hanle The Feet

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Hanle the Feet
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
3x32 bar Jig
3-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-5   3 hands across right hands, 2nd woman-1st couple and 2nd man-3rd couple (2nd couple end in the middle shoulder to shoulder facing opposite side);

  5-8   SNAKE: 2nd woman (followed by 1st couple) casts off through 3rd man's place, dances across to 3rd woman's place and up to 2nd place on own side, AS 2nd man (followed by 3rd couple) casts up through 1st woman's place, dances across to 1st man's place and down to 2nd place on own side, all end on own side: order 3-2-1;

  9-12 TEAPOTS: 3 hands across left hands, 2nd woman-1st couple and 2nd man-3rd couple (2nd couple end in the middle shoulder to shoulder facing opposite side);

13-16 SNAKE: 2nd woman (followed by 1st couple) casts up through 1st man's place, dances across to 1st woman's place and down to 2nd place on own side, AS 2nd man (followed by 3rd couple) casts down through 3rd woman's place, dances across to 3rd man's place and up to 2nd place on own side, all end in original places;

17-24 CIRCLE AND BACK: all dance hands round and back (end with 1st couple facing each other, and 2nd and 3rd couples facing along the side;

25-32 REVERSING CHAIN: all dance a chain (the couple dancing across the end dances a full turn instead of passing one another): 1st couple turn by the right AS 2nd and 3rd couples pass each other by the right (2 bars), 2nd couple turn by the left AS 1st and 3rd couples pass each other by the left (2 bars), 3rd couple turn by the right AS 1st and 2nd couples pass each other by the right (2 bars), 1st couple turn by the left AS 2nd and 3rd couples pass each other by the left (2 bars)(end: 2-3-1).

REPEAT TWICE.

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



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