Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Hilkadans

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Hilkadans
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
4x32 bar Strathspey
4-couple dance in square set

  1-8   HEAD COUPLES WHEEL: head couples dance right hands across, then left hands across ending in the middle facing the corner who step to the corner on Bars 5-6;

  9-24 INTERSECTING DIAGONAL REELS OF 4: pass corner by the right shoulder (2 bars), side couples dance ¾ left hand wheel in the middle AS head couples dance clockwise to the next corner around the outside of the set (2 bars); REPEAT 3 more times ending back in original places facing clockwise;

25-26 CHASE CLOCKWISE ONE PLACE around the set;

27-32 TURN AND SET: turn partner by the right hand and set facing the centre.


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

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