Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Wi' Mirth And Glee

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Wi' Mirth and Glee
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 1: Tenth Anniversary Book
4x40 bar Reel
4-couple dance in 4-couple longways set

  1-4   MEN SET TWICE USING OLD SETTING STEP as WOMEN ADVANCE AND RETIRE: all the men set as follows: Bar 1: Pas de Basque on right foot, Bar 2:: spring into 3rd position left foot behind, spring into 3rd position right foot behind, Bar 3: Pas de Basque on left foot, Bar 4: spring into 3rd position right foot behind, spring into 3rd position left foot behind AS all the women advance and retire with skip change of step and nearer hands joined;

  5-8   WOMEN SET TWICE as MEN ADVANCE AND RETIRE: as in Bars 1-4;

  9-16 WOMEN CHASE: 1st woman leads a chase followed by the other women across the top of the set, down behind the men, and dance across to own side (1st woman crosses below 4th man, 2nd woman crosses below 3rd man, 3rd woman crosses below 2nd man, 4th woman crosses below 1st man);

17-24 MEN CHASE: 1st man leads a chase followed by the other men across the top of the set, down behind the women, and dance across below partner to own side: 4th, 3rd and 2nd couples end in the middle facing partner (1st couple ends on their own side at the bottom of the set);

25-32 3-COUPLE ALLEMANDE: 4th, 3rd, and 2nd couples dance a 3-couple allemande.

REPEAT THREE TIMES.

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



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