Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Saga Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SAGA STRATHSPEY (S3x32) 3C set Trevor Rayner Pensioner's Collection

1- 4 1s and 3s set and change places RH on sides while 2s cross RH and cast round 1st corners into middle (2L above 3s and 2M below 2s)
5- 8 2s dance RH across ½ way (2L with 3s and 2M with 2s), 2s turn partner 1½ times into prom hold facing 1M (Man's 1st corner pstn) while 3s and 1s set
9-16 2s dance ½ reel of 3 on sides (RSh to 1M) and ½ reel with Ladies (RSh to 3L) and end with 2s and 3s with partners (prom hold) as 2s face 3s all in middle
17-20 All dance ½ reel of 3 in middle 2s giving LSh to 3s to start ending with 3s facing down and 2s+1s up
21-24 All set and 3s turning inwards to face up cast to 2nd place while 2s dance up to 1st place while 1s cast out to 3rd place
25-32 All circle 6H round and back

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

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