Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Poussette All Round

The Poussette all round is a rare Scottish Country Dance Figure which forgoes all the elegance of the first four bars of the standard Pas-de-basque Poussette by requiring these to be performed at double speed. The full Figure is not Progressive; although the two Couples start in the same way on the Centre line, they Finish in their Original Places in their Own side lines:

Bar 1
this is a combination of the movements of bars 1 and 2 of the Poussette;

Bar 2
this is a combination of the movements of bars 3 and 4 of the Poussette;

Bar 3
this is the same as bar 5 of the Poussette;

Bar 4
this is the same as bar 1 of this Figure but with the Couples interchanged and using the other foot;

Bar 5
this is the same as bar 2 of this Figure but with the Couples interchanged and using the other foot;

Bar 6
this is the same as bar 5 of the Poussette but with the Couples interchanged and using the other foot;

Bar 7
this is the same as bar 6 of the Poussette but with the Couples interchanged and using the other foot;

Bar 8
this is a combination of the movements of bars 7 and 8 of the Poussette but with the Couples interchanged.

Poussette all round occurs in the Jig, Bonnie Anne , in the last 8 bars for the 1st and 2nd couples and for the 3rd and 4th couples. In the original version it is danced only once through, i.e., there is no Repeat, and so the Finishing sequence of the Dancers doesn't matter. It is usual to replace Poussette all round with the much more elegant Progressive form of the Poussette (as is shown in the Bonnie Anne video). With this alternative, the Dancers Finish in the order, 2143.

Note that Poussette all round is not a synonym for Strathspey poussette.


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