Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Braw Twa

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BRAW TWA (S64) Sq.Set Angus Book

1- 8 All dance double reels of 4 giving LH in centre (Men start and Ladies follow)
9-16 All turn partners RH and dance Grand Chain but turning each 2nd person RH 1½ times (Men clockwise, Ladies anticlockwise) back to places
17-24 All Petronella-in-tandem on 1 place anticlockwise and set, all petronella on 1 place anticlockwise and set
25-32 Set advancing to pass partner LSh and set passing next 3 persons LSh to end in original places
33-40 All turn partners 2H 1½ times, Ladies dance LH across while Men dance clockwise ½ way
41-48 All turn 2H 1½ times, Men dance LH across while Ladies dance clockwise ½ way
49-64 Repeat bars 33-48

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

Dance Information

"The Braw Twa" is Scots for "the fine two".

The Braw Twa are Bunty Wilson (see Tribute To Bunty) a SCD dance teacher in Montrose for decades, and Olwyne Taylor, the dance class pianist.

"A Woman At The Piano" Poul Friis Nybo (1869-1929)

Image copyright Poul Friis Nybo (1869-1929) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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