Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Run Rigg

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Run Rigg
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
3x32 Bar Reel
3-couple dance in 3-couple set

  1-8   TEAPOTS: 2nd couple dance 3-hands across with right hands, 2nd woman with 1st couple, 2nd man with 3rd couple; then switch ends to dance 3-hands across with left hands, 2nd woman with 3rd couple, 2nd man with 2nd couple;

  9-16 DOWN MIDDLE AND UP AS "FREENDS": 3rd couple followed by 2nd and 1st couples lead down the middle, keeping right hands joined both swivel to their left (women place their right hands akimbo on their right hip and man's arm is behind partner's waist), then dance up the middle staying in the centre;

17-24 RIGG: women unwind changing sides with partner (2 bars), 1st, 2nd, and 3rd couples chase clockwise halfway round to own sides (4 bars), and set;

25-32 ¾ RIGHTS AND LEFTS AND SET: top two couples (3rd and 2nd) dance ¾ rights and lefts, and set.


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

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