Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Sea Dog Bamse

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SEA DOG BAMSE (M-(S48+R/H48)) Sq.Set Elizabeth Neill RSCDS East Angus

1- 8 All face partners to dance Interlocking Reels of 4, all change places RH with partner bars 7 and 8
9-12 All Set+Link, Men finish facing out
13-16 Ladies dance LH across while Men dance clockwise ½ way round. Ladies dance out while Men dance in, passing LSh
17-24 Men dance RH across while Ladies dance anti-clockwise ½ way round. Finish facing partners opposite original places, men with backs to the centre. All turn partners LH
25-32 All dance Double LSh Reels of 4 (RH across ½ way in middle), finish Men retaining RH across in the centre joining NH with partners, all facing clockwise
33-36 All dance ½ way round, Men bringing partners round to face in original positions, with partner on the left
37-40 All set to partners and change places RH. (All dancers in original places)
41-48 Circle 8 hands round and back

Reel or Hornpipe
49-96 Repeat bars 1-48 in Reel or Hornpipe time

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

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