Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Baronet Of Nova Scotia

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Baronet Of Nova Scotia
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 10: Gordon Reels
8x32 bar Reel
3-couple dance in 4 couple longways set

  1-8   MIRROR REELS OF 3: 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples dance Mirror Reels of 3 on own side giving nearer hands where appropriate (starting with 1st couple dancing in and down, 2nd couple dancing out and up, and 3rd couple dancing in and up), and continue dancing Into

  9-16 DOWN MIDDLE AND BACK: 1st (right hands joined) followed by 2nd and 3rd couples (nearer hands joined) dance down the middle, to return 1st woman turns under partner's arm into Gordon Hold (as in Gay Gordons) and dance between 2nd and 3rd couple who divide and follow 1st couple in Gordon Hold: on Bar 16, 1st couple pull right shoulder back as in the Gay Gordons to face down and out towards women's side of the dance;

17-24 GORDON REEL OF 3: 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples dance Gordon Reel of 3 turning as in Gay Gordons at each end of the reel, end with 1st couple facing 2nd couple, and 3rd couple in original places;

25-32 KEPPOCK: advance and retire using modified Pas de Basque (2 bars) (Bar 1: Beat 1: advance onto right foot in 4th intermediate position, Beat 2: beat left foot in rear 3rd position, Beat 3: step onto right foot in 3rd position, Beat 4: extend left foot into 4th intermediate rear aerial position; Bar 2: retire with regular Pas de Basque), pass opposite couple by the left using Skip Change of Step, ending back-to-back with them (2 bars), and dropping front hands turn partner once around to end in progressed places.

Repeat from 2nd place.

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

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