Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

When In Doubt Dance Petronella

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WHEN IN DOUBT DANCE PETRONELLA (M-(S64+R64)) Sq.Set Janet Cook Imperial 4

Strathspey
1- 8 1s and 3s petronella turn and set (Ladies BtoB facing partner) and dance ½ RSh reel of 4
9-12 1s and 3s petronella turn to opposite sides (Lady on Man's left) and set
13-24 2s and 4s repeat bars 1-12 while 1s +3s dance ½ R&L (RH to partner to start) ending in corners and set Highland Schottische to other partner
25-28 1s and 3s adv 2 steps to partner, turn right about to BtoB with partner and set while 2s and 4s cast away from partner, turn right about to face 1s/2s and set
29-32 All dance ½ reels of 4 across and end in original places

Reel
1-64 Repeat in Reel time but pas-de-basque setting instead of Highland Schottische

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



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