Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Bladderskate

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Bladderskate
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 3: Corners
32 bar Jig
Round-the-room: line of 3 facing line of 3

  1-8   CIRCLE AND BACK: all dance round and back in a circle;

  9-16 TURN PARTNER, CORNER, PARTNER, CORNER: centres turn halfway by the right, turn 1st corner by the left, partner by the right, and 2nd corner by the left to end between original partners;

17-24 REEL OF 3: centres dance a left-shoulder reel of 3 with partners starting by passing right hand partner by the left shoulder;

25-32 TURN PARTNERS AND CHASE: turn original right hand partner by the left, then turn left hand partner by the right ending in original lines facing to the right for a chase anticlockwise halfway round ready to dance with the next line of 3.

Repeat as required.

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

Dance Information

"Bladderskate" is Scots for "idle pratter".

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