Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Run-De'il Dance

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Run-De'il Dance
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
8x32 bars Reel
3-couple dance in 4-couple longways set

  1-8   TURN, CAST AND TURN: 1st couple turn with right hands, cast off (2nd couple stepping up), and turn with left hands 1¾ times to end 1st woman facing 1st corner and 1st man facing 2nd corner;

  9-16 SIMULTANEOUS REELS OF 4: 1st woman dances a reel of 4 with 1st corners AS 1st man dances a reel of 4 with 2nd corners. Phrasing: Bar 9: 1st couple pass corners by the right shoulder, Bar 10: 1st couple dance round ends of the reel AS corners dance left hands across halfway, Bar 11: 1st couple pass corners by the right shoulder, Bar 12: 1st couple turn each other halfway with left hands AS corners dance round the ends, Bar 13: 1st couple pass corners by the right shoulder, Bar 14: 1st couple dance round ends of the reel AS corners dance left hands across halfway, Bar 15: 1st couple pass corners by the right shoulder, Bar 16: 1st couple turn each other left hand halfway AS corners dance back to corner (1 bar);

17-24 DOUBLE TRIANGLES starting facing opposite side, and ending with 1st couple facing down nearer hands joined on opposite sides;

25-32 DOWN MIDDLE, ½ TURN, AND BACK: 1st couple dance down the middle nearer Hands joined, change sides the woman going under the arch as 1st man dance below her, then dance back up to 2nd place on own side.

REPEAT FROM 2ND PLACE.

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



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