Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

An T-Uibhisteach Tapaidh (The Agile Uistman)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

AN T-UIBHISTEACH TAPAIDH (The Agile Uistman) (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Gordon Thomson

1- 8 1s dance Fig of 8 on own sides (1s dance in/down to start) giving hands when possible 1s end in centre 1st place, 2s step in, ready for...
9-16 1s+2s dance Poussette
17-24 1s dance diagonal R&L with 2s+3s. 1s finish 2nd place own sides, 1M facing up/out, 1L down/out
25-28 1M dance up behind 3L (in 1M place), across top of set, casts to 2nd place opposite sides. 1L dances down behind 2M (in 3L place), across, casts into 2nd place opposite sides
29-32 1s turn LH 1¼ to face 1st corners (3rd corners position)
33-40 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass RSh, dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners. 213

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This jig, An T-Uibhisteach Tapaidh, was devised by Gordon Thomson to celebrate the 60th birthday of Calean Maclean, 'an agile man from Uist'.

Calean danced at the same class as Gordon, in Skeabost on Skye, where Gordon retired to in 2009.

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