Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Trippit Lightly

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Trippit Lightly
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 12: Corrie Dances
4x32 bar Reel
4-couple dance in 4-couple longways set

  1-4   RIGHT HAND WHEEL: 1st with 2nd, 3rd with 4th dance 4 hands across (end with 1st woman, and 4th man facing out);

  5-8   CHASE OR LEFT HAND WHEEL: 1st and 4th couples chase clockwise halfway round the set AS 2nd and 3rd couples dance left hands across once around;

  9-12 RIGHT HAND WHEEL: 4th with 2nd, 3rd with 1st dance four hands across with right hands (end with 4th man, and 1st woman facing out);

13-16 CHASE OR LEFT HAND WHEEL: 1st and 4th couples chase clockwise halfway round the set AS 2nd and 3rd couples dance left hands across once around (end 1st woman and 4th man facing out);

17-18 CAST: 1st woman casts of one place followed by partner and end in 2nd place on opposite sides AS 4th man casts up one place followed by partner to end in 3rd place on opposite sides (2nd and 3rd couples step to end places);

19-20 TURN HALFWAY: 1st and 4th couples turn partner with both hands halfway around ending nearer hands joined 1st couple facing up and 4th couple facing down;

21-24 DANCE AWAY INTO SKYE HOLD AND BACK: 1st and 4th couples dance up and down, respectively, retaining nearer hands turn into Skye hold facing towards center (dance into partner's place, man dancing beyond partner, 1st woman pulls left shoulder back and 4th woman pulls right shoulder back: end with 1st man's right arm around partner's back at waist level where it is joined with 1st woman's left hand her arm passing in front of her, 4th man ends with his left arm around partner's back at waist level where it is joined with 4th woman's right hand her arm passing in front of her), and dance towards the center;

25-32 RHINNS: dance forward diagonally to right with modified Pas de Basque (bar 25: on beat 3 of bar 25 the left foot comes to 3rd rear position), then backward Pas de Basque (bar 26), dance two skip change of step to change places passing left shoulders ending back-to-back with other couple (2 bars), unwind (women swivel) turning halfway with partner to own side, and set to partner. Ending order: 2nd, 4th, 1st, 3rd.

REPEAT 3 MORE TIMES FROM NEW PLACES

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



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