Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Sic A Ewie

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Sic a Ewie
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 1: Tenth Anniversary Book
3/5x32 bar Reel
3 or 5 couple dance in longways set

  1-8   SET, CAST AND ½ FIGURE OF 8: 1st couple set to each other, cast off one place (2nd couple stepping up), and dance a ½ figure of 8 round 2nd couple;

  9-16 SET, CAST AND ½ FIGURE OF 8: 1st couple set to each other, cast off one place (3rd couple stepping up), and dance a ½ figure of 8 round 3rd couple;

17-24 SET TWICE AND BACK-TO-BACK: 2nd, 3rd, and 1st couples set twice, and dance back-to-back with partner;

25-32 CIRCLE AND BACK: 2nd, 3rd, and 1st couples circle to the left and back.

REPEAT WITH NEW TOP COUPLE.

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


Dance Notes

If performed in a 5-couple set, both 1st and 3rd couples are active with 3rd couple dancing as 1st couple in bars 1-16.

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