Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Bide A Wee

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BIDE A WEE (M-2x(S32+J32)) 4C set Iris Clingam

1- 8 1s dance down centre of set and cast back to places while 4s cast to top and dance down to places
9-16 2s+3s dance RH across, lead out of ends and cast back to places
17-24 All set Highland Schottische and turn partner twice
25-32 1s and 3s dance down under arches of 2s/4s who dance up, repeat with 1s and 3s making arches; 2s, 3s and 4s make arches and 1s dance to 4th place. 2341

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

Dance Notes

This medley is danced Strathspey, Jig, Strathspey, Jig.

Dance Information

"Bide A Wee" is Scots for "stay a small" (while?).

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