Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Bide Awhile

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Bide 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 Scottish for 'stay a while'.

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