Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Aad's Farewell To Delft

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

AAD'S FAREWELL TO DELFT (64 bar reel in a square) Anne-Miek Klokgieters, The Delft Book Of Scottish Country Dances

1-8 All ladies advance [2], set turning [2], dance back to back with partner [4].
9-16 All couples turn partner halfway round to change places [2], and set [2], all men dance left hands across in the middle [4] (2nd and 4th men finish in original places, while 1st and 3rd men stay in the middle).
17-24 1st and 3rd couples dance a right shoulder reel of four.
25-32 2nd and 4th couples, in promenade hold, dance round the set clockwise, back to original places.
33-40 1st and 3rd couples advance [2], give hands to the person opposite and set to 2nd and 4th couples [2], lead through them, divide and dance back to original places [4].
41-48 2nd and 4th couples repeat bars 33-40.
49-56 All men dance left hands across halfway, with the ladies on the outside [4], the ladies dance right hands across with the men on the outside, back to places [4].
57-64 All four couples dance eight hands round and back.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Anne-Miek Klokgieters, The Hague, 1997)

Dance Information

Dance devised for Add Boode on the occasion of his departure to Dublin, July 1997, to thank Aad for all he did for the Delft Branch during 28 years.

Music composed by Alastair C. Hunter.

Dance Information by the deviser, Anne-Miek Klokgieters.

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