Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Call Of The Island

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Call of the Island
Bob Anderson
Strathspey   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   1s cross and cast;

  5-8   1L up, 1M down, half figure of 8 across;

  9-9   all advance to centre line, pulling right shoulder back to finish facing partner, M above L;

10-10 all dance left foot setting step, pulling left shoulder back to finish facing out on opposite side;

11-11 all dance right foot setting step, pulling left shoulder back to finish Ls facing down on Mn's side, Mn up on Ls';

12-12 all dance left foot setting step to finish facing partner on the centre line, L above M;

13-16 all turn partner 1ΒΌ times by the right to finish in place, facing clockwise;

17-20 all chase halfway;

21-22 all turn partner halfway by the right, finishing 3s2s1s in allemande hold, facing up;

23-24 retaining allemande hold, all set;

25-32 3s2s1s allemande.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

The deviser recommends that the dancers should be separated by more than the usual 3ft (90cm) on the side lines so that there is adequate space in bars 9-12.

  3-4   2s step up.


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