Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Keep Yer Ribbons Reelin

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Keep Yer Ribbons Reelin'
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
4x32 Strathspey
4-couple dance in longways set

  1-8   ENDS FIGURE 8: 1st and 4th couples dance a figure of 8 through 2nd and 3rd couples, respectively: 2nd and 3rd couples step to the ends on bars 1-2 (end with 1st woman facing 2nd man, 4th woman facing 3rd woman: 1st man and 4th man finish behind partner);

  9-16 TANDEM REELS OF 3: 1st couple in tandem with 2nd couple, 4th couple in tandem with 3rd couple dance a right shoulder tandem reel of 4 across the dance (1st and 4th couples switch the lead at each end of the reel, and end with 1st woman facing 2nd man, 4th woman facing 3rd woman: 1st man and 4th man finish behind partner joining both hands with them, women hands akimbo with hands on hips;

17-24 SHADOW HELLO-GOODBYE SETTING: 1st and 4th couples set to 1st corner moving to the left to face centre, set to opposite couple moving to face 2nd corner, set to 2nd corner moving to face centre, set to opposite couple moving to face 3rd corner;

25-32 TEAPOTS: dance 3-hands across with right hands, 4th couple with 2nd man at the top, 1st couple with 3rd woman at the bottom (1st man and 4th man behind their partner), then dance 3-hands across with left hands, 1st couple with 3rd man, 4th couple with 2nd woman (4th and 1st couples end on own side in 2nd and 4th places).

REPEAT THREE TIMES.

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



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