Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Banks Of Spey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BANKS OF SPEY (S4x32) 4C set Robert M Campbell Glasgow Assembly and Other Dances

1- 4 1s cross RH, cast, meet in centre facing down and turn away from each other to face opposite sides in 2nd place (2s step up 3-4)
5- 8 3L dances in and turns about into Prom hold with 1M to dance out round 4L and up middle as 3M dances in and turns left about into Prom hold with 1L to dance out round 2L and down middle
9-16 1s turn 2H 1½ times in middle to face 2s as 3s turn 2H twice to face 4s, 2s and 3s set to corners and turn 2H into lines across
17-24 1s and 3s dance reels of 4 across and end turning partners 2H to end in order 1234 in middle facing up (Ladies on right)
25-32 All dancing up divide to dance down own sides and 1s make an arch (hands raised - not joined) as 2s+3s+4s dance up to end 2341

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

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