Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Chain Sixsome

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Chain Sixsome
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 1: The Sixpenny Reel
Jig n x 40 bars 2 Threesome Repeat 2 Threesome Set Progressive Round the Room Set
Line of 3 facing line of 3 as in The Dashing White Sergeant.

  1-8   SET, PASS THRO' AND CHASE: all set and pass opposite person by the right shoulder and chase halfway clockwise back to original sides;

  9-16 TEAPOTS: centres dance right hands across with two dancers on their left, pass each other right shoulders to dance left hands across with the other dancers;

17-24 CENTRES CHAIN: centres dance ladies' chain with left-hand partners (centres cross over with right hands and turn corners with left hands, centres cross back with right hands and turn left hand with left-hand partners);

25-32 CENTRES CHAIN: centres dance men's chain with right-hand partners (centres cross over with left hands and turn corners with right hands, cross back with left hands and turn right-hand partner with right hands);

33-40 PAS DE BASQUE, COUPE, PAS DE BASQUE AND PASS THRO' to next line of three.

Repeat with next line of 3.

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

Dance Notes

As with all dances having this format, the number of repeats is not fixed.
The three partners are not specifically men or women.

(Dance notes by Reuben Freemantle)

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