Scottish Country Dance InstructionDOUBLE EIGHTY (S4x32) 4C set Dulcie P Bond RSCDS Book 45
1- 8 All dance RSh reel of 4 on sides
9-16 All set, 1M+2L also 3M+4L cross RH, 1L+2M also 3L+4M cross LH, 2s and 3s cross RH while 1s+4s turn RH 1¼ times to end in centre facing partner (L face down, M face up)
17-24 1s+4s dance Highland Schottische Poussette:-
' 1s set Highland Schottische step with both hands joined dancing out to Men's side while 4s set and dance out to Ladies' side ending with a ¼ turn to right
' 1s dance Highland Schottische down Men's side and 4s up Ladies' side ending with a ¼ turn to right
' 4s+1s dance Highland Schottische into centre to reform line of 4 in middle with couples having changed places
' 4s+1s ¾ turn partners with both hands to own sides
25-32 2s+4s also 1s+3s circle 4H round and back
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
Dance Instruction VideosDouble Eighty - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Dance InformationThis strathspey was devised in honour of the eightieth birthdays in 2003 of John Drewry and Jackie Johnstone (of Dumfries), dancers, teachers and devisers.
Jackie Johnstone taught the general and advanced classes of the RSCDS Carlisle and Borders Branch from its early days (it was formed in 1950).
One of her more well-known pupils was John Drewry, the prolific and respected dance deviser, who achieved his RSCDS Teacher Certificate qualification under Jackie's tuition.
80th Birthday Cake
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