Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Maggie's Mirror

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Maggie's Mirror
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 3: A Dime A Dozen
Reel   3 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   3 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   1ST COUPLE TURN AND CHASE: 1st couple turn once round with right hands, then 1st woman cast off one place and dances across to 2nd man's place followed by her partner (2nd couple step up on bars 7-8);

  9-12 AROUND 3RD COUPLE: 1st woman casts off around 3rd man and dances up middle to 2nd man's place AS 1st man dances down between 3rd couple and casts up around 3rd woman to 2nd woman's place;

13-16 1ST AND 2ND COUPLES RIGHT HAND WHEEL: 1st couple dance right hands across with 2nd couple;

17-20 1ST AND 3RD COUPLES LEFT HAND WHEEL: 1st couple dances left hands across with 3rd couple;

21-24 AROUND 2ND COUPLE: 1st woman casts up behind 2nd man and dances down between 2nd couple to 2nd man's place AS 1st man dances up between 2nd couple and casts off round 2nd woman to 2nd woman's place;

25-28 CHASE: 1st woman casts off behind 3rd man and crosses over to 3rd woman's place followed by her partner who ends in 3rd man's place (3rd couple step up on bars 27-28);

29-32 TURN: 1st couple turn once round with left hands.

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



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