Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Witches Score

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Witches Score
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Burns Night In The Annapolis Valley:
32 bar reel
Round-the-room dance in lines of 4, two couples facing two couples, women on partner's right hand side (May be danced up and down the hall).

  1-8   CIRCLE: all circle 8-hands round and back;

  9-16 SLIP: join both hands with partner slip across and back (8 slip steps each way) men passing backs on the way over and women passing backs on the return trip - during this formation each couple will pass several couples before returning;

17-24 WHEELS: all dance 4-hands across by the right and back with the left;

25-32 ADVANCE, RETIRE AND PASS THRO': join nearer hands in lines of 4, advance and retire, then dance though opposite line passing opposite person by the right shoulder to end facing a new line of 4.

REPEAT with next line of 4.

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



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