Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Tapsalteerie (Mitchell)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TAPSALTEERIE (M-(S96+R96)) Sq.Set Niall Mitchell Thistle Dubh 2

Strathspey
1- 8 1s+3s dance ½ R&L, set to partner and ½ turn RH to face out in prom hold
9-16 1s and 3s dance reels of 3 across (1s RSh to 4L and 3s RSh to 2L to start)
17-24 1s and 3s Promenade clockwise back to places while 2s+4s dance ½ R&L, 2s and 4s set to partner and ½ turn RH to face out in prom hold
25-32 2s and 4s dance reels of 3 up and down (2s RSh to 1L and 4s RSh to 3L to start)
33-40 2s and 4s Promenade clockwise back to places while 1s+3s dance RH across, all set to partner and turn RH
41-48 All set to corner and change places LH, set to next dancer and change places RH
49-56 Repeat bars 41-48 to end in opposite places
57-72 All dance full Schiehallion reels
73-80 All dance Grand Chain
81-88 All dance interlocking Reels of 4
89-96 All circle 8H round and back
Repeat in reel time

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


Dance Information

Also see the dance Tapsalteerie (Clowes) by Roy Clowes.
Also see the dance Tapsalteerie (Duigenan) by J Duigenan.
Also see the dance Tapsalteerie (Turner/Fogg) by M Turner and S Fogg.

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



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