Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

St Ann's Twasome

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

St Ann's Twasome
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 11: Three Dozen
64 bar Strathspey
1 couple facing each other, man's left shoulder to audience

  1-4   ½ GLASGOW HIGHLANDERS SETTING AND ½ CHASE TO THE LEFT: couple set to each other with Glasgow Highlanders setting step (2 bars) and then dance to the left halfway around a circle to change places with 2 travelling steps (starting on left foot);

  5-8   ½ GLASGOW HIGHLANDERS SETTING AND ½ CHASE TO THE RIGHT: couple set to each other with Glasgow Highlanders setting step starting to the left (2 bars) and then dance to the right halfway around a circle back to original places;

  9-16 SET AND ½ TURN TWICE: set to each other and turn halfway with right hands, then set and turn halfway with right hands ending in allemande hold facing audience;

17-24 ALLEMANDE: dance a complete allemande as 1st couple;

25-32 CAST, ½ TURN AND TWIRL, CHASE: pull back right shoulder and cast ¼ around a circle (2 bars), then turn halfway with right hands (2 bars), and retaining right hands, twirl (with right hands still joined dance towards each other and then, pulling back right shoulders cast out)(2 bars) and chase clockwise to original places (2 bars);

33-40 TURN, SET AND PETRONELLA: turn each other once round with right hands (4 bars), set and petronella to the right ending facing each other;

41-48 REPEAT bars 33-40 to end in each other's places;

49-52 SET AND PASS INTO BALLROOM HOLD: set to each other and then passing each other by the right shoulder, end facing each other in ballroom hold;

53-56 HIGHLAND SCHOTTISCHE SETTING: starting to the man's left;

57-60 ½ REEL OF 4: pulling back right shoulders, cast into a right shoulder reel of 4 halfway (with imaginary end people), on bar 60, passing left shoulders spin once around to the left;

61-64 ½ REEL OF 4: dance a right shoulder reel of 4 halfway, but end with a right hand turn halfway (instead of passing left shoulders). Bow/Curtsey to each other and then to audience.

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



Additional search terms: Saint Anns, Annes.

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