Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Tapsalteerie (Duigenan)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TAPSALTEERIE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) J Duigenan Peerie

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set advancing and ½ turn 2H to face up, all dance up and cast on opposite sides. (3)(2)(1)
9-16 3s+2s+1s dance DoSiDo, all turn 1½ times into Prom hold facing up
17-20 3s+2s+1s dance a ½ Peerie Turn:-
' couples in prom hold ½ turn anticlockwise to face down with Men turning Ladies on to their left
21-24 1s followed by 2s+3s dance down and cast to original places
25-32 1s dance down for 2 and set with hands joined and arms spread to form a diamond, 1s dance up and cast to 2nd place

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

Dance Information

'Tapsalteerie' is Scottish for 'topsy-turvy', meaning chaotic, disorderly, mixed-up.

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