Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

By Courage Not Craft

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

By Courage Not Craft
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 10: Gordon Reels
3x32 bar Jig
3-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-8   SET AND TURN: all set and turn partner 1½ times round ending by turning women under arm into Gordon Hold (as in Gay Gordons) facing down;

  9-16 DOWN MIDDLE AND UP: all dance down the middle, 3rd couple followed by 2nd and 1st couples, turning individually as in Gay Gordons to dance up the middle again, 1st couple followed by 2nd and 3rd couples;

17-24 TURN AND SET: dropping right hands, turn partner 1½ times round by the left hand to original places, and set, nearer hands joined on the side;

25-32 BRIGADOON: couples in 1st and 2nd positions dance in and down touching nearer hands in the middle and out one place down the set curling upwards into the side AS couple in 3rd position dance up two places on their own side (NO CAST)(2 bars), then all set nearer hands joined on the side; REPEAT bars 25-28 from new positions (order is 2nd, 3rd, 1st).

Repeat with new top couple.

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

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By Courage Not Craft is an old Gordon Motto.

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