Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Hourglass

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Hourglass
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 7: Around A Dozen
32 bar Strathspey
One Circle of couples, woman on right of partner

  1-8   ALL CIRCLE AND BACK:

  9-16 WOMEN FIGURE OF 8: women dance a figure of 8 starting in and around partner and then around corner;

17-24 MEN FIGURE OF 8: men dance a figure of 8 starting in and around partner and then around corner;

25-28 ADVANCE, RETIRE AND PROGRESS: all advance towards centre one step, retire one step, then women cast to meet man behind who dance forwards to meet them;

29-32 PROMENADE: All promenade new partner ending in one circle again.

REPEAT WITH NEW PARTNER.

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


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An hourglass measures the passage of time.
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A 1 Hour Hourglass


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