Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Rigmarole

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Rigmarole
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 4:
6/8x32 Reel
2-couple in a 3 or 4 couple Longways set

  1-8   1ST'S ½ FIGURE 8 AND GEAR TURNS WITH 2ND COUPLE: 1st couple dance ½ figure of 8 around 2nd couple, then turn them once around, 1st man with 2nd woman by the left hand and 1st woman with 2nd man by the right hand;

  9-16 1ST'S DOWN UNDER AND BACK: 1st couple dance down middle nearer hands joined, cross over with 1st woman dancing under arms as 1st man dance below her, then dance back up to original places;

17-24 2ND'S ½ FIGURE 8 AND GEAR TURNS WITH 1ST COUPLE: 2nd couple dance ½ figure of 8 up around 1st couple, then turn them once around, 1st man and 2nd woman with left hands, 1st woman and 2nd man with right hands;

25-28 2ND'S CROSS AND CAST UP: 2nd couple cross by the right and cast up (1st couple stepping down on bars 27-28).

29-32 2ND AND 1ST COUPLES ADVANCE AND RETIRE with walking steps.

REPEAT FROM 2ND PLACE.

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



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