Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Feline Friends

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FELINE FRIENDS (R32) Circle Judith Kowalczik
Circle, Man has Lady on his right

1- 4 All circle Left (2 bars), Men dance in front of partner to finish on her right
5- 8 All circle Left (2 bars), Ladies dance in front of partner to finish on his right
9-16 With partner, all set and link. All change places RH with partner, LH to next person to finish with Men behind Ladies, all facing anticlockwise
17-24 All chase round (4 bars), pull back RSh and chase back (4 bars). Bar 24 Men pull back RSh to join in ballroom hold with partner
25-32 All dance (slip steps) in (2 bars), out (2 bars) and then polka (4 bars)

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Dance Information

This reel, Feline Friends, was devised in 2011 for Iris Wähner and Uwe Bauch, and their cats (Spot and Schnuppe) and was intended as an exercise for the set and rotate figure.

Feline Friends
Feline Friends, Drawing, c. 1865

Image copyright (cropped) no illustrator listed, authored by Laura Valentine (d. 1899) and published by Scribner, Welford and Co., public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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