Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Wing'd Wi Pleasure

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Wing'd wi Pleasure
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 2: Let's dance
32 bar Strathspey
Couple facing couple around the room

  1-8   CIRCLE AND BACK: couples dance four hands round and back;

  9-16 REEL OF 4: each person dances a reel of four around the room and back (staying on the inner or outer circle) starting by passing opposite by the right shoulder (Bar 9), the next person around the room by the left shoulder (Bar 10), and the next person around the room by the right shoulder (Bar 11), pull right shoulder to come back (Bar 12), and continue the reel back to original place;

17-24 WHEELS: right hands across and back with left hands across (end facing partner with both hands joined and angled slightly so men can pass each other on Bar 25;

25-32 ANCIENT POUSSETTE: 1st and 2nd couples dance anticlockwise 1½ times around each other on a diamond pattern finishing with ½ turn to end facing next couple around the circle; i.e. dance out to side with ¼ turn clockwise at end (Bar 25), dance to opposite place with ¼ turn clockwise at end (Bar 26), dance out to side with ¼ turn clockwise at end (Bar 27), dance to original place with a ¼ turn clockwise at end (Bar 28), repeat Bars 25-26 and turn ½ clockwise to end facing next couple around the circle (N.B. the strathspey setting step is used throughout).

REPEAT AS REQUIRED.

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



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