Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dangerous Curves

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Dangerous Curves
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 1: The Sixpenny Reel
Reel   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   CIRCLE AND BACK: 6-hands round and back;

  9-12 PROMENADE: centres promenade right-hand partner halfway round the set AS left-hand partners advance and retire diagonally towards each other;

13-16 CENTRES TURN 1¼ times with left hands to end next to left-hand partner;

17-20 PROMENADE: centres promenade left-hand partner halfway round the set AS right-hand partners advance and retire diagonally towards each other;

21-24 CENTRES TURN 1¼ times with left hands to end facing right-hand partner;

25-32 SET AND TURN PARTNERS: centres set and turn right-hand partner with right hand, then set and turn left-hand partner with right hand;

33-40 REEL OF 3: centres dance reel of 3 with partners starting by passing right-hand partner by the left shoulder (corners loop around at the end of the reels); all end facing next line of 3.

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)

Dance Information

Dangerous Curves was also a 1929 American Pre-Code film starring Clara Bow (playing a circus bareback rider) and Richard Arlen (as an arrogant trapeze artist).

It was released by Paramount Picturesand was the first Hollywood film for Kay Francis.

Dangerous Curves 1929 Film
Poster From The 1929 Film Dangerous Curves Film.

Dance information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence 3.0.
Text from this original Dangerous Curves 1929 Film article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright (cropped) Paramount [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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