Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Thread The Needle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Thread the Needle
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 1: Tenth Anniversary Book
3x32 bar Jig
3-couple dance in longways set

  1-8   1ST WOMAN THREADS THE NEEDLE: all join nearer hands on the side and across the bottom of the set, then 1st woman followed by the others dances through an arch made by 1st and 2nd men (at the end 1st and 2nd men also dance under the arch);

  9-16 1ST MAN THREADS THE NEEDLE: 1st man followed by the others dances through an arch made by 1st and 2nd women (at end 1st and 2nd women also dance under the arch);

17-24 CIRCLE AND BACK: all circle to the left and back;

25-32 DOWN MIDDLE AND BACK AND CAST TO BOTTOM: 1st couple slip down the middle and back with both hands joined (4 bars), then cast to the bottom where they join nearer hands across the bottom of the set (2nd and 3rd couples step up on bars 31-32 and keep hands joined to begin again).

REPEAT WITH NEW TOP COUPLE.

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


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