Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Anniversary Strathspey (Bell)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ANNIVERSARY STRATHSPEY (S5x32) 5C set Dorothy Bell Campbell-Stewart Anniversary Collection

1- 4 1s, 3s and 5s cross RH, 1s cast 1 place (2s step up) as 5s cast up (4s step down)
5- 8 1s+3s+5s dance ½ reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s in/down, 3s up/out, 5s up/in)
9-12 2s+4s cross RH, 2s cast down 1 place (5s step up) as 4s cast up (1s step down)
13-16 2s+3s+4s dance ½ reels of 3 on opposite sides (2s in/down, 3s down/out, 4s up/in) (5)(4)(3)(2)(1)
17-24 All set twice, all turn partner 1½ RH, 1s (in 5th place) retain hands, 5s+4s+3s+2s finish on own side lines
25-28 1s lead up to top while 2s+3s+4s+5s dance down sidelines to meet partners and dance up/out one place on own side
29-32 1s cast to 5th place while 2s+3s+4s+5s set twice. 23451

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

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