Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Cannadine Strathspey

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CANNADINE STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set Anna C Holden Birmingham Diamond Jubilee Book

1- 8 1s+2s Set&Rotate:
   Set, rotate singly and dance on 1 place clockwise, change places RH on sides and dance on 1 place to own sides (1s in 2nd place)
9-16 2s+1s+3s+4s dance RSh reel of 4 on sides
17-24 1s and 3s dance round 2s/4s RSh and turn LH 1½ times on own sides to end 2314
25-32 2s+3s dance RH across and LH back while 1s+4s dance RH across and dance ½ Diamond Poussette. 2341

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

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This dance, Cannadine Strathspey, was named after Reg Cannadine (1922-2008, home town - Birmingham) to celebrate his 70th birthday in 1992.
To our knowledge, Reg Cannadine was unrelated to Birmingham's Sir David Cannadine, British author and historian.

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