Scottish Country Dance InstructionBide Awhile
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 3: Corners
8 x 32 bar Strathspey
3-couple dance in 4-couple longways set
1-8 1ST COUPLE SET, LONG CAST, AND CROSS: 1st couple set, dance in towards each other, cast off one place (2nd couple stepping up on bars 5-6), and cross with right Hands;
9-16 1ST COUPLE TURN 1st CORNER LEFT HAND, PARTNER RIGHT HAND, 2nd CORNER LEFT HAND, PARTNER RIGHT HAND HALFWAY up and down the dance;
17-24 REEL OF 3: 1st man with 3rd couple starting by passing 3rd man by the right shoulder, 1st woman with 2nd couple starting by passing 2nd woman by the right shoulder: on Bars 23-24 1st couple turn by the right hand to face 1st corners;
25-32 HELLO-GOODBYE SETTING: 1st couple dance hello-goodbye setting ending with a petronella turn onto own side in 2nd place.
Repeat from 2nd place.
(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)
Dance Information"Bide Awhile" is Scots for "stay a while".
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