Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

27th Of December

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

27TH OF DECEMBER (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Sybille Föhrenbach 1998

1- 8 1s set and advance to 2nd place opposite sides, 1s dance circle of 3 on each side and end turning into side lines
9-16 All advance (1 bar) and retire then 1M passes 2L RSh to dance reel of 3 across as 1L gives RSh to 3M for reel across 1s end between 2s/3s
17-24 All set twice, 1s turn 2H 1¾ times and face down as 2s step in
25-32 1s followed by 2s dance down middle and up, all set and turn partner 2H. 213

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Dance Notes

Bars 11-16 The deviser advises that it might be helpful if corners start the reel by dancing slightly in towards each other while first couple just notice each other with the left shoulder.

(Dance notes by the deviser, Sybille Föhrenbach)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The deviser dedicated this dance to Rudolf Spägele.

An alternative name for this dance, "27th Of December" is "The Weekend Strathspey".

27th Of December,
Schwäbisch Hall, Late December, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Additional search terms: Twenty Seventh, Fohrenbach.

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