Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

M And M's Fancy

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

M and M's Fancy
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 11: Three Dozen
3x32 bar Strathspey
3-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-8   SET, ½ CIRCLE, SET AND ½ CHASE: 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples set nearer hands joined on the side (2 bars), circle to the left (2 bars), set in the circle (2 bars), and chase clockwise to places with 2nd couple ending facing 1st corners;

  9-24 SPIN ½ REELS OF 4 WITH CORNERS: 2nd couple dance ½ reels of 4 with 1st corners, then with 2nd corners, repeat with 1st corners and finish with 2nd corners (as in Mairi's Wedding except that 2nd couple spin* individually around to their left on the spot as they pass each other by the left shoulder in the centre of the reel);

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 ending in 3rd place.

REPEAT the dance twice

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

Dance Notes

* Spin may be omitted OR all dancers may perform the spin in the middle.

Dance Information

This dance was devised for Margaret and Maurice Smith, dancers in the Haliburton Scottish Country Dance Group, Ontario.

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