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The McColl Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE MCCOLL STRATHSPEY (S64) Triangular Set J Dalkin+J Wilcock Stafford Book THE MCCOLL STRATHSPEY (S64) 3C Triangular Set John Dalkin + John Wilcock Stafford Bk

1- 8 All dance interlocking reels of 4 (pass partner RSh to start) and end by turning RH to bring Men into centre
9-16 Men dance LH across twice round as Ladies chase clockwise all back to places and turn partners RH to put Ladies in centre 9-16 Men dance LH across twice round as Ladies chase clockwise (small steps) all back to places. All ½ turn partners RH to put Ladies in centre
17-24 Ladies dance LH across twice round as Men chase clockwise (small steps) all back to places. All ½ turn partners RH into prom hold facing anticlockwise
25-32 All promenade anticlockwise and when 1s reach the bottom (4 bars) all dance up middle to form longwise set. (4 bars) 123
33-40 All dance up (no hands) casting at top to dance down to bottom, cross over (Ladies in front of Men) and dance up opposite sides to partner's place.
41-48 All dance up (no hands) casting at top to dance down to bottom, cross over and dance up own sides to place.
49-52 All turn partners approx twice round 2H, 2s passing between 1s and 3s during turn to form triangular set (as at start)
53-56 All circle 6H round to Left. All take allemande hold ready for...
57-64 All allemande anticlockwise back to place (bar 62), slow LH ¼ turn so Ladies in centre BtoB facing partner for bow/curtsey

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)



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