Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Doublet

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Doublet
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 4:
3x32 Strathspey
3-couple Longways set

  1-8   1ST, 2ND AND 3RD COUPLES PETRONELLA HALFWAY: all three couples dance into the center with a petronella turn, set, petronella to opposite side and set;

  9-12 CIRCLE HALFWAY: 6-hands around halfway to own side;

13-16 ALL TURN 1½: all turn partner 1½ with both hands;

17-20 SET ADVANCING BACK-TO-BACK AND CROSS: all three couple set advancing to end back-to-back (2 bars), pull right shoulder back and cross over by right hands;

21-24 CHASE HALFWAY: all three couples chase ½ clockwise to original places (1st woman and 3rd man end facing out);

25-30 REELS OF THREE ACROSS 2nd man with 1st couple (2nd man starts by passing 1st woman right shoulder AS 1st couple cast into the reel), 2nd woman with 3rd couple (2nd woman starts by passing 3rd man right shoulder AS 3rd couple cast up);

31-32 1ST COUPLE CASTS AS OTHERS DANCE UP: 1st couple casts off to 3rd place as 2nd and 3rd couples dance up one place.

Repeat with new top couple.

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

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