Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Promenade

To Promenade, two dancers, usually a Couple, Take Both hands in Promenade hold (left in left, right in right, with the right hands held at chest height Above the left hands) and Dance as instructed, the Promenading Couple performing as would a single Scottish Country Dancer in the basic Figure. For example, in a Promenade half reel of four (see under Reel of four in Figures) some or all of the four Dancers are replaced by Promenading Couples and similarly in a Promenade reel of three (see under Reel of three in Figures).

Promenade round is the formally prescriptive 8-bar Figure for 3 Couples.


For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Promenade, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Bonny Bells Of Heather
Celtic Cross (Haynes)
Crossing The Line
Cullen Skink
Dancing Dolphins
Dunedin Festival Dance
Laggan Bay
Piper And The Penguin
Snowdrops In The Glen
Wapenshaw

Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Promenade

Promenade Video Clip

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