Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dorothy's Wedding Dance

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Dorothy's Wedding Dance
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 12: Corrie Dances
3x32 bar Jig
3-couple dance in 3-couple set

  1-8   SET, CAST AND TURN: 1st couple set, cast off one place (2nd couple step up), and turn by the left hands 1½ to face 1st corner;

  9-16 PASS AND TURN: 1st couple and 1st corners pass right shoulder, then 1st couple dances around 1st corner's place AS 1st corners turn with right hands and dance back to place passing 1st couple by the right shoulder (end with 1st couple passing right shoulders to face 2nd corners; REPEAT with 2nd corners (1st couple end in 2nd place on opposite sides);

17-24 1ST AND 3RD COUPLES MIRROR ALLEMANDE: 1st and 3rd couples turn partner halfway with right hand turning woman into allemande hold to end back-to-back with 3rd couple (2 bars), dance anticlockwise halfway around opposite couple and turn women under (4 bars), retire and advance one step each way ending back-to-back with other couple (2 bars);

25-32 MIRROR REEL OF 3: 2nd, 3rd and 1st couples dance mirror reels of 3 on the side: couple in top place (2nd couple) start in and down through 2nd place on own side and end with a loop into 1st place; couple in middle place (3rd couple) dance up middle and crossing to own side with right hands and end in 2nd place on own side, couple in bottom place (1st couple) cast up into the reel ending by looping into 3rd place.

Repeat twice.

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

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