Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Transition Teacher

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TRANSITION TEACHER (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Janneke Mitschker and Tobias Huenger Potters Pairs

1- 8 1s cross LH and cast 1 place (2s step up 3-4), 1s set and Twirl (pull back RSh - 1L full turn, 1M turns 1½ times)
9-16 2s+1s dance Ladies' Chain
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides (RSh to 3s to start) and cross RH to own sides
25-32 1s set (1 bar) and dance 6H round (3 bars) to left, pivot (crossing R foot over L) and chase back to place

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The dance is dedicated to Patricia Houghton and was devised by Janneke Mitschker and Tobias Hünger on 5 August 2010. We enjoyed Summer School Week 1 + 2 in St Andrews. Tobias has been taught by Pat in Unit 2 + 3 and to say "Thank You", there was the idea to devise a dance. Janneke suggested the last 8 bars to have all steps in quick time to have as many transitions as possible. I suggested the Ladies' Chain to have the opportunity to waggle with the kilt that has often been commented by Pat (to avoid it in Unit 2 exam dances) - in this case, waggle as much as you can to start the Ladies' Chain - and not at the end due to the transition to the next figure.

Dance information by Tobias Hünger.
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