Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Wi' Cutty Steps

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Wi' Cutty Steps
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 7:
6/8x32 Bar Strathspey
2-couple dance in 3- or 4-couple longways set

  1-8   1ST AND 2ND COUPLE SET AND LINK TWICE ending with 2nd man and 1st woman giving left hands in passing on bars 7-8 to end back-to-back in a diagonal line facing partner;

  9-16 REEL OF 4: 1st and 2nd couples dance a reel of 4 ending with 1st woman and 2nd man curling into place on Bars 15-16 (1st woman finishes facing out);

17-24 DOWN AND BACK: 1st man dances down middle AS 1st woman casts off behind women dancing in below 4th woman to join LEFT hands with partner to lead back up to the top turning towards each other to face and man raises left hand over partner into allemande hold facing down (on Bar 24, 2nd couple step in to face up in allemande hold);

25-32 KEPPOCH: Bars 25-28: 1st and 2nd couples dance forward on right, hop, backward on left, hop (as in the 1st bar of the Glasgow Highlanders setting step), then travel forward diagonally to the right (1 bar), forward on left, hop, backward on right, hop (as in the 3rd bar of the Glasgow Highlanders setting step), then travel forward diagonally to the left (1 bar): couples have now changed places, men passing left shoulders, and are now back-to-back; Bars 29-32: dropping front hands, turn once to end on own side

REPEAT FROM 2ND PLACE.

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



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