Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Celebration Strathspey (MacPherson)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CELEBRATION STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Alan MacPherson RSCDS Book 43

1- 8 1M+2L ¾ turn RH to face 2M/1L (Man facing Man), 1M+2M also 2L+1L ½ turn LH, 1L+2M turn RH 1¼ times to end in 2L/1M place
9-16 2s+1s set, ½ turn RH to face down in centre, lead down, 2s and 1s ½ turn (Men dancing below Ladies who dance under Man's arm) and lead up
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s crossing up to start) 1s end 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv+Ret 1 step, 1s petronella turn to 1M between 2s and 1L between 3s, Adv+Ret 1 step and 1s petronella turn to 2nd place own sides

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Also see the dance The Celebration Strathspey (Edie) by Sylvia Edie.

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Champagne Celebration

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