Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Fidgin Fain

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Fidgin Fain
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 3: Corners
32 bar Strathspey
Round-the-room: line of 3 facing line of 3

  1-8   BACK-TO-BACK WITH OPPOSITE AND RIGHT HAND WHEEL: all dance back-to-back with opposite, then right hand across in a 6-hand wheel to original places;

  9-16 TURN PARTNER, CORNER, PARTNER, CORNER: centres turn halfway by the right, turn 1st corner by the left, partner by the right, and 2nd corner by the left to end in original places;

17-24 BACK-TO-BACK WITH OPPOSITE AND LEFT HAND WHEEL: all dance back-to-back with opposite starting by passing left shoulders, then dance left hands across in a 6-hand wheel:

25-32 TURN PARTNERS AND CHASE: turn original left hand partner by the left, then turn right hand partner by the right ending in original lines facing to the right for a chase anticlockwise halfway round to face with the next line of 3.

Repeat as required.

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

Dance Information

"Fidgin Fain" is Scots for "shaking with joy".

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