Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

8-Bar Figures

The following Figures require 8 bars of music; where this is not the standard Time allocation and also where alternative Time allocations apply, some comment is included.

Allemande.

Axum reel halfway:
the half form as defined in Complex Figures.

Bourrel.

Bourrel for 3 couples.

Bourrel for 4 couples.

Chain progression.

Chaperoned chain progression.

Crescent reels of four.

Crown triangles:
an unusual form which returns the Dancing couple to their Starting Positions.

Diagonal reel of four.

Diagonal reel of three.

Double triangles.

En rond.

Espagnole.

Grand chain:
this Timing is rather rushed, even in Strathspeys.

Half celtic reel:

Half grand chain:
this Timing is much more comfortable, especially in Quick tempo dances.

Half petronella.

Half rondel.

Half schiehallion reel.

Hands across And back.

Hands round and back.

Interlocking reels of four.

Inveran reels.

Keppoch:
for both the Strathspey and the Quick tempo versions.

Kilt pin reel.

Knot for 2 couples.

Knot for 3 couples.

Ladies' chain.

Ladies' schiehallion reel:
this exists as the Ladies' form of a Half schiehallion reel with this Timing.

Men's chain.

Poussette.

Progressive chain.

Promenade round.

Reel of four.

Reel of three.

Reverse reel of four.

Reverse snake.

Right and lefts.

Rondel.

Sash pin reel.

Set and rotate.

Set and rotate for 3 couples.

Slip knot for 2 couples.

Slip knot for 3 couples.

Snowball chain.

Smoke.

Snake.

Spoke.

Swirl.

Targe.

Teapots:
the full Figure as defined in Figures.

Tourbillon.

Tournée.

Weasel reel.


Links To Pages Related To 'Time Allocations'

Timing

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