Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dinna Gang Aglae

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Dinna Gang Aglae
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 7:
4x32 Bar Jig
4-couple longways set

  1-8   CHAIN: 1st couple face down (others face up) and turn 2nd couple halfway by the right, turn 3rd couple halfway by the left, and turn 4th couple halfway by the right;

  9-16 REELS OF 4: all dance a reel of 4 on own side (on Bar 16, 3rd and 4th men and 3rd and 4th women pass left shoulders and join hands to form a line across the dance (4th man-3rd man-4th woman-3rd woman);

17-24 BALANCE AND ½ TURN TWICE: 3rd and 4th couples balance, ½ turn ends into middle, balance and ½ turn again to bring ends back to end positions;

25-28 LOOP: 3rd couples dances up around person in top place passing them by the left shoulder (3rd woman around 2nd woman, 3rd man around 2nd man) AS 4th couple dances down around the person in the bottom place on own side passing them by the left shoulder (4th woman around 1st woman, 4th man around 1st man);

29-32 LEFT HAND WHEEL: 3rd and 4th couples dance left hands across.

Repeat 3 times.

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

Dance Information

"Dinna Gang Aglae" is Scots for "don't go awry".

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