Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Avon Valley Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE AVON VALLEY STRATHSPEY (S2x40) Sq.Set John Brenchley Kangaroo Paw

1- 4 1s+3s advance into middle and 1M+3L crossing LH dance out between 2s as 1L+3M crossing LH between 4s to end on sidelines either side of 2s/4s
5- 8 All advance and retire
9-16 All dance RSh reels of 4 up/down but on bar 14 1s+3s give LH in passing and turn into prom hold facing centre and pass LSh to face other couple while 2s/4s continue their reels but on bar 16 give turn LH into prom hold facing in. (All Ladies on Man's Right)
17-24 All in prom hold dance reel of 4 across but on bar 24 1s+3s do not pass LSh but curve round to finish 1L+3M facing 4s and 1M+3L facing 2s
25-28 1s+3s dance RH across with 2s/4s
29-32 1s+3s dance LH across in centre and Men follow their partners to original places
33-40 All set to partners and turn 2H once round into 8H round to left ½ way to end opposite original positions

Repeat with 2s and 4s as dancing couples

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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