Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Highways And Byways

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Highways and Byways
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 11: Three Dozen
3x32 bar Strathspey
3-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-4   1ST CORNERS PASS AND TURN: 2nd couple pass each other left shoulder and pass 1st corner by the right shoulder (Bar 1) dance around 1st corner position (AS 1st corners turn once round by the right hand: Bars 2-3), then pass 1st corner by the right shoulder dancing into the centre passing partner by the right shoulder to face 2nd corner (Bar 4);

  5-8   2ND CORNERS PASS AND TURN: 2nd corners pass 2nd couple, then turn opposite corner by the right hands and pass 2nd couple by the right shoulder back to original places (end with 2nd couple dancing into the centre pulling right shoulder back to face 1st corners);

  9-16 3-COUPLE INTERLOCKING REELS OF 3: 2nd couple dance a reel of 3 across the dance AS corners dance a reel of 3 on own side: to begin 2nd couple passing 1st corner by the right, then 2nd woman dances reel of 3 round 1st couple's positions AS 2nd man dances reel of 3 round 3rd couple's positions (end 2nd couple in partner's place facing out);

17-24 3-COUPLE INTERLOCKING REELS OF 3: 2nd couple dance a reel of 3 across the dance AS corners dance a reel of 3 on own side: begin with 2nd couple passing 2nd corner by the left, then 2nd woman dances reel of 3 round 3rd couple's positions AS 2nd man dances reel of 3 round 2nd couple's positions (end with 2nd couple in middle on own side facing down nearer hands joined with partner);

25-32 LOOP PROGRESSION: 2nd couple followed by 1st couple dance down between 3rd couple, divide, and cast up along the side to top place (4 bars); then 1st couple followed by 3rd couple dance up between 2nd couple, divide, and cast down along the side, 1st couple end in 3rd place.

REPEAT DANCE TWICE.

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



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