Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Spark O' Water

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Spark o' Water
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 3:
Corners 6/8 x 32 bar strathspey
2-couple dance in 3 or 4-couple longways set

  1-4   CIRCLE 1st and 2nd couples dance once round;

  5-8   TURN PARTNER: 1st and 2nd couples turn partner 1ΒΌ round with both hands to end in a line along the centre of the dance, men facing down, women facing up;

  9-16 REEL OF 4: 1st and 2nd couple dance a reel of 4;

17-20 PETRONELLA AND SET: 1st and 2nd couples petronella to own side and set;

21-24 TURN PARTNER RIGHT HAND: 1st and 2nd couples turn partner by the right ending in allemande hold;

25-32 ALLEMANDE: 1st and 2nd couple dance allemande to change places.


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

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