Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Tapsalteerie (Turner/Fogg)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TAPSALTEERIE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) M Turner and S Fogg

1- 8 1s lead down the middle, lead up crossing and cast round 3s into 2nd place middle RSh to RSh (facing own sides)
9-16 1s turn 2s (Ladies LH and Men RH), 1s turn 3s (Ladies LH and Men RH) ending in middle RSh to RSh (facing opposite sides)
17-20 1s dance out between 2s and 3s, cast round 1st corners (pstn) into middle RSh to RSh (1L facing down and 1M up) while 2s and 3s cross RH and set
21-24 1s dance up/down and cast round 2nd corners (pstn) into middle RSh to (RSh facing own sides) while 2s+3s change places LH on sides and set
25-28 1s dance out between 2s and 3s, cast round 3rd corners (pstn) into middle RSh to RSh (1L facing up and 1M down) while 2s and 3s cross RH and set
29-32 1s dance up/down and cast round 4th corners (pstn) 2nd place own sides while 2s+3s change places LH on sides and set

(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 (Mitchell) by Niall Mitchell.

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



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