Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Cantily Lilt It

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Cantily Lilt It
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
6/8x40 bar Strathspey
2-couple dance in 3 or 4 couple longways set

  1-4   1ST WOMAN ½ FIGURE 8/1ST MAN CROSSES AND CASTS: 1st woman dances a ½ figure of 8 through 2nd couple ending in the middle facing down AS 1st man crosses over through his partner's place and cast off ending in the middle facing up;

  5-8   SET AND PETRONELLA: 1st and 2nd couple set and petronella (using skip change of step);

  9-16 WHEELS: 1st and 2nd couple dance hands across by the right and then left (2nd couple pass left hands to end back-to-back in the middle, AS 1st couple cast to their right to end in a line of 4 across the dance);

17-24 REEL OF 4: 1st and 2nd couples dance a reel of 4 across the dance (2nd couple omit last left shoulder to finish in a line of 4 facing down nearer hands joined: 2nd couple are in the middle on own side, 1st couple at the ends on opposite sides);

25-32 DOWN MIDDLE AND BACK: 1st and 2nd couple dance down the middle, then 2nd couple dance back to 1st place followed by 1st couple;

33-40 FIGURE OF 8: 1st couple dance a figure of 8 through 2nd couple, beginning by dancing up through 2nd couple and casting off on opposite sides, and ending in 2nd place on own side.

Repeat from 2nd place.

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

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