Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Mike's Magic

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Mike's Magic
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 11: Three Dozen
6/8x40 bar Jig
2-couple dance in 3, 4-couple longways set

  1-8   SET AND TURN: 1st woman and 2nd man set to each other with set and spring points (or set and spring), and then turn each other 1¼ times with left hands to end facing partner;

  9-16 SPIN REEL OF 4: 1st and 2nd couples dance a reel of 4 with a spin* around individually to their left on the spot as dancers pass one another in the middle of the reel (on Bars 15-16, 1st woman and 2nd man curl into original places);

17-24 SET AND TURN: 1st man and 2nd woman set to each other with set and spring points (or set and spring), and then turn each other 1¼ times with right hands to end facing partner;

25-32 SPIN REEL OF 4: 1st and 2nd couples dance a reel of 4 with a spin* around individually to their left on the spot as dancers pass one another in the middle of the reel (on Bars 23-24, 1st man and 2nd woman curl into original places) end with 1st woman and 2nd man facing out;

33-40 ½ CHASE, WHEEL, AND CROSS: 1st and 2nd couples chase clockwise to opposite sides (2 bars), dance right hands across (4 bars), then cross over giving right hands to partner.

REPEAT FROM 2ND PLACE

(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 Mike Turner, one of the teachers of the Haliburton Scottish Country Dance Group, Ontario.

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