Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Silver Birch Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction


1- 8 1s+2s Set+Link, 1s turn 2H 1½ times to face 1st corners
9-24 1s dance Corner Chain with 1st and 2nd corners:-
' 1s change places RH with 1st corners, 1st corners turn LH in centre and return to places giving RH to 1s who turn LH in centre to face 2nd corners
' 1s change places RH with 2nd corners, 2nd corners turn LH in centre and return to places giving RH to 1s and 1s end turning LH to end 1M between 2s facing down and 1L between 3s facing up
25-32 All 3 couples Adv+Ret 2 steps and 1s turn 2H to 2nd place on own sides

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

Dance Information

Silver birch is a medium-sized deciduous tree, typically reaching 15-25 metres (49-82 ft) tall with a slender trunk usually under 40 centimetres (16 in) diameter and a crown of arched branches with drooping branchlets. The bark is white, often with black diamond-shaped marks or larger patches, particularly at the base.
Silver Birch Image
Silver Birch Forrest

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