Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dance O' Lav'rocks

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Dance O' Lav'rocks
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 9: A Dozen in Hand
2x32 bar Strathspey
4-couple dance in a Square set

  1-8   GRAND CHAIN: all the way around, one step to each hand;

  9-16 HEAD COUPLES SET, TURN, AND CIRCLE: 1st and 3rd couple, nearer hands joined, set advancing (2 bars), turn opposite once round with both hands (2 bars), and dance 4 hands ¾ round to the left, and retaining nearer hands with partner, pass other head couple passing right shoulder and flow out into;

17-24 ½ HAND-IN-HAND REELS OF 4 WITH SIDE COUPLES AND CHASE: nearer hands joined with partner, ½ Hand-in-Hand Reel of 4 starting passing right shoulder (1st with 2nd and 3rd with 4th couple): on bars 13-16 side couples chase home clockwise: on bars 15-16 head couples chase into original places;

25-32 CIRCLE AND BACK: all dance 4 hands round and back;

33-64 REPEAT Bars 1-24 with Side Couples leading.

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

Dance Information

"Dance O' Lav'rocks" is Scots for "lark's dance".

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