Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Maggie's Medley

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Maggie's Medley
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 4: A Reel Dozen
Medley S/R   64/64 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Square Set
Strathspey:

    1-8     LADIES' CHAIN: all dance a ladies' chain, women dancing right hands across halfway through the middle to turn the opposite man by the left hand, and repeat back to place ending facing corner;

    9-16   CIRCULAR REELS OF 4: all dance reel of 4 around the square (start by passing corner by the right shoulder, the next person by the left shoulder and the next person by the right shoulder; then turn to come back passing right, left and right shoulders) (end by pulling right shoulder back to face partner);

  17-24   GLASGOW HIGHLANDERS SETTING to partner;

  25-28   TURN: all turn partner 1¾ times with the right hand;

  29-32   WOMEN WHEEL: women dance left hands across once round ending back-to-back in the middle);

  33-40   MEN SET: men set to women with a Highland step;

  41-44   TURN: all turn partner 1½ times round with right hands;

  45-48   MEN'S WHEEL: men dance left hands across once round ending back-to-back in the middle;

  49-56   WOMEN SET: women set to men with a Highland step;

  57-64   PROMENADE: all promenade around the set ending in original places.

Reel:

  65-124 Repeat bars 1-64 in reel tempo.

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



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