Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Allemande Round

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Allemande Round
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 7: Around A Dozen
32 bar Reel
One Circle of couples, women on right of partner

  1-8   IN AND OUT: women advance and retire twice AS men set, advance, retire and set;

  9-16 SET AND TURN: set to partner (4 bars: Pas be basque twice or highland step), and turn partner twice round by the right with right arm with Tulloch hold (elbow grip);

17-24 GRAND CHAIN: starting passing partner by the right dance a Grand Chain 2 steps to each hand;

25-32 TURN AND ALLEMANDE: turn the 5th person once round with right hand ending in allemande hold to dance anticlockwise around the circle for 4 bars.

Repeat with new partner.

(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

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