The David Queen Strathspey
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE DAVID QUEEN STRATHSPEY (S3x32) 3C set Angela Bulteel Ribble Valley Book
1- 8 1s and 3s ¾ turn 2H and set passing partner LSh, 1M and 3L cast right to other end as 1L+2s+3M circle 4H to left and end 3L facing 1L also 3M facing 1M
9-12 3s+1s turn 2H and set passing partner LSh
13-16 3M and 1L dance out ends and cast right to other end (3s/1s end facing own partner up/own middle) as 3L+2s+1M circle 4H to left
17-20 3s and 1s ¾ turn RH to face down/up and all set
21-24 3s turning inwards dance out to 1st place while 2s dance in and down to 3rd place as 1s cast up to 2nd place and ¾ turn LH to face up/down
25-32 1s dance RH across (1M with 3s at top, 1L with 2s) 1s ending 2nd place opposite sides, 1s turn 2H 1½ times to 2nd place own sides. 312
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
Dance Instruction VideosThe David Queen Strathspey - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Dance InformationThis dance was devised for David Queen, a qualified teacher of Scottish country dancing, Highland dancing teacher and a member of Scottish Measure (Violin).
The recommended tune is "Calum's Road" by Donald Shaw, the accordionist in Capercaillie.
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