Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The McCulloch Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE MCCULLOCH STRATHSPEY (S80) Sq.Set May Brown RSCDS Leaflet Dances 15

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 1s+3s change places (1s dancing between 3s) as 2s and 4s set Highland Schottische, 2s+4s change places (2s dancing between 4s) as 1s and 3s set Highland Schottische
17-24 All dance ½ Grand Chain (back to places), all set to partners and turn 2H
25-32 1L and 3L set adv to corners (Man on their right), turn 2H ending in a diagonal line with corners facing the top and set, 1L+3L set to each other
33-40 1L and 3L in a diagonal line facing bottom set, 1L and 3L set to corners, turn 2H and pass corners RSh back to original places
41-56 2l and 4L repeat bars 25-40
57-64 All Ladies dance RH across, curve out and round partner LSh to original places
65-72 1M+4M dance Figs of 8 round 1L+4L as 2M+3M dance Figs of 8 round 2L+3L Men passing LSh in middle and RSh round Ladies
73-80 All 4 couples in Allemande hold dance anticlockwise round set to places

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



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