Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Alice's Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ALICE'S STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Ian Cruickshanks South African SCD Book

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
9-12 All set, 1s turn RH to face 2nd corners
13-24 Dance to Corners and Set (12 bars):
 Couple in middle change places with corners passing RSh, corners pass RSh in middle with a ¼ turn to right to face next corner while supporting corners set (2 bars). Repeat 5 more times to end with corners in diagonally opposite place and 1s meet again in middle to face their 4th corner positions
25-32 1s turn 4th corners RH to end in 2nd place own sides, all chase clockwise ½ way and 1s cross RH

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

Dance Notes

'Dance to each Corner and Set' is also known as Courage Reels.

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