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 1s Dance to Each Corner and Set:-
' 13-14 1s change places with 2nd corners passing RSh and 2nd corners pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right in middle to face 3rd corners (as 3rd corners set),
' 15-16 Original 2nd corners change places with 3rd corners passing RSh and 3rd corners pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right to face 1s in 2nd corner (pstn) as 1s set
' 17-18 Original 3rd corners change places with 1s passing RSh and 1s pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right to face 3rd corner (pstn) as original 2nd corners set
' 19-24 Repeat this Fig once more until 1s meet again in middle
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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