Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dinna Haud The Cannle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Dinna Haud the Cannle
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
4x32 Strathspey
4-couple dance in 4-couple longways set

  1-8   4-COUPLE SET AND ROTATE: all set, pulling right shoulder back and chase halfway clockwise round the set, then cross with partner by the right hand;

  9-16 WHEELS: right hands then left hands across, 4th with 3rd and 2nd with 1st;

17-24 SNAKE: dance the snake, 3rd woman followed by 3rd man and 4th couple, 2nd man followed by 2nd woman and 1st couple, all ending in original places;

25-32 1ST COUPLE BACK-TO-BACK AND DOWN MIDDLE: 1st couple dance back-to-back, then dance down the middle nearer hands joined casting up into bottom places (2nd, 3rd and 4th couples step up on bars 31-32).

Repeat 3 times.

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

Dance Information

"Dinna Haud The Cannle" is Scots for "don't refuse to participate".

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