Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Scotia Threesome

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Scotia Threesome
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 11: Three Dozen
64 bar Strathspey/64 bar Reel
3-person dance in a triangle
STRATHSPEY

  1-4   HIGHLAND SCHOTTISCHE: (Strathspey) or PAS DE BASQUE AND SPRING: (Reel)

  5-8   RIGHT (HAND) WHEEL WITHOUT HANDS: dance the pattern of a right hand wheel but without hands ending back in place;

  9-12 HIGHLAND SETTING: Glasgow Highlanders (in Strathspey tempo) and Pas de Basque and Spring Points (in Reel tempo);

13-16 LEFT (HAND) WHEEL WITHOUT HANDS: dance the pattern of a left hand wheel but without hands ending back in place;

17-24 SET, CAST, AND RIGHT HAND WHEEL: set, then pulling right shoulder back cast into a right hand wheel ending in original places;

25-32 SET, CAST, AND LEFT HAND WHEEL: set, then pulling left shoulder back cast into a left hand wheel ending back in original places;

33-36 HIGHLAND SETTING: set with a stationary highland setting step (e.g. a Highland Fling step in Strathspey tempo and Pas de Basque-Coupe in Reel tempo);

37-48 PETRONELLA AND SET 3 TIMES: facing in, petronella to the next place on the right around the triangle and set, REPEAT twice more back to original places;

49-52 HIGHLAND SETTING: set with a stationary highland setting step (e.g. a Highland Fling step in Strathspey tempo and Pas de Basque-Round the Leg in Reel tempo);

53-64 3-LEAF CLOVER: dance through the middle briefly touching right hands and onto the next place on the right (4 bars), REPEAT twice more back to original places;

REPEAT in Reel tempo and use reel setting steps.

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



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