Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Hunting Gordon

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Hunting Gordon
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 10: Gordon Reels
8x32 bar Reel
3-couple dance in a 4-couple longways set

  1-8   CROSS, CAST AND TURN: 1st couple cross with right hands, cast off one place (2nd couple stepping up), and turn once round with right hands ending with woman turning under arms into Gordon Hold (as in Gay Gordons/allemande) facing man's 1st corner (i.e. 3rd woman);

  9-16 GORDON REEL OF 3 WITH 1ST CORNERS: 1st couple in Gordon Hold dance a right shoulder Reel of 3 with 1st corners (1st couple turn as in the Gay Gordons at each end of the Reel and on Bar 16 turn to the right to face woman's 2nd corner (i.e. 3rd man);

17-24 GORDON REEL OF 3 WITH 2ND CORNERS: 1st couple in Gordon Hold dance a right shoulder Reel of 3 with 2nd corners (1st couple turn as in the Gay Gordons at each end of the Reel and end in the middle facing down);

25-28 TEAPOTS: 1st couple dance 3 hands round on opposite sides: 1st man left hand with 2nd and 3rd women, 1st woman right hand with 2nd and 3rd men;

29-32 CROSS AND CAST: 1st couple, joining nearer hands, dance down between 3rd couple, cross over and cast up into 2nd place on own side.

REPEAT FROM 2ND PLACE.

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



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