Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Da Fiddle Moves Me

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Da Fiddle Moves Me
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 5:
6/8x32 Reel
2-couple dance in 3, 4-couple Longways set

  1-4   1ST COUPLE DOWN MIDDLE AND CHANGE SIDES: 1st couple dance down nearer hands joined, change sides by raising hands on bar 4 to make an arch, man dancing below partner as woman dances through the arch (2nd couple up on 3-4);

  5-8   1ST COUPLE UP MIDDLE: dance up ending back to back between 2nd couple;

  9-16 SET TWICE AND TURN: 1st and 2nd couples set twice in line and turn with both hands;

17-24 REEL OF 4: 1st and 2nd couples dance a reel of 4 across the dance (1st couple omits the last left shoulder and ends with 1st man above 1st woman in the centre of the set);

25-32 TURN, SET AND CAST: 1st couple turn ¾ with right hands (2 bars), set to each other (2 bars), dance up and out the top to cast off one place (4 bars).

Repeat with next couple.

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

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