Advance And Retire
To Advance and retire
towards the Dancer
you are Facing
and then Dance
backward (using the backward form of the appropriate Travelling step
) to where you Started
from. This Scottish Country Dance Figure
may be performed Across The set
, Up and down The set
or on a Diagonal
and may involve one Dancer
or a line of Dancers
, with the Facing Dancer(s)
either stationary or, more commonly, also Advancing
. Where a line of dancers is involved, they normally Take hands
The Figure occurs in Strathspeys and in Quick tempo dances. It is simply a combination of Advance and Retire; four bars are normally allocated for the Figure though sometimes only two, as in bars 19-20 and 23-4 of the Strathspey, Bonnie Stronshiray.
See also Set advancing and retire in Setting movements.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Advance and retire
, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions
or both -
Andrew And Gordon's Jig
New Caledonia Jig
Raki Mountain Trail
Stepping It Out
Tae Fife And Back
Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Advance And Retire
Advance And Retire Video Clip
Links To Pages Related To 'Travelling'
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