Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Flaff Roon

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Flaff Roon
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 3: Corners
3 x 32 bar Strathspey
3-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-8   2ND COUPLE SET, TURN TWICE, AND SET: 2nd couple set, turn each other twice around with both hands for 4 bars, and set again;

  9-16 2ND COUPLE TURN PARTNER, CORNER, PARTNER, CORNER: 2nd couple turn halfway by the right, turn 1st corner by the left, partner by the right, and 2nd corner by the left to end between corners;

17-24 REEL OF 3: centres dance a reel of 3 with corners starting by passing 1st corner by the right shoulder: on bars 23-24 2nd couple dance diagonally across towards 2nd place on own side but stay in the middle (1st and 2nd couples end in the middle nearer hands joined facing down);

25-32 LOOP: 2nd and 1st couples dance between 3rd couple, and cast up (2nd couple dance up own side to 1st place), then 1st couple followed by 3rd couple dance up between the 2nd couple (at the top) and cast down, 1st couple dancing along own side to 3rd place.

Repeat twice.

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

Dance Information

"Flaff Roon" is Scots for "flutter round".

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