Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dinna Kittl Me

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Dinna Kittl Me
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 3: Corners
3 x 40 bar reel
3-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-8   2ND COUPLE DOWN MIDDLE AND BACK: 2nd couple lead down the middle and back;

  9-16 2ND COUPLE TURN PARTNER, CORNER, PARTNER, CORNER: 2nd couple turn halfway by the right, turn 1st corner by the left, partner by the right, and 2nd corner by the left to end between corners;

17-24 REEL OF 3: 2nd couple dance a reel of 3 with corners starting by passing 1st corner by the right shoulder: on bars 23-24 2nd couple dance across to own side in 2nd place and face out;

25-32 DOWN MIDDLE AND BACK: 1st couple followed by 2nd and 3rd couples (who dance up to follow) dance the middle and back nearer hands joined, ending with 3rd couple beginning to cast into;

33-40 WHEEL AND CAST: 3 hands across on own side, then 1st couple join nearer hands to dance up middle and cast to bottom followed by 3rd and 2nd couples: finishing order is 2nd, 3rd and 1st.

Repeat twice.

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

Dance Information

"Dinna Kittl Me" is Scots for "don't tickle me".

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