Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Gaelic College Twasome

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Gaelic College Twasome
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 5: A Dozen More
64 bar Strathspey
1-couple Set

  1-8   SET AND LINK TWICE: facing audience;

  9-16 BACK-TO-BACK AND TURN: do-si-do and turn rights hand into allemande hold facing audience;

17-24 KEPPOCH:
Bars 17-20: dance forward on right-hop-backward on left-hop (as in the first bar of the Glasgow Highlanders setting step), then travel forward to the right (bars 17-18), dance forward on left-hop-backward on right-hop (as in the third bar of the Glasgow Highlanders setting step), and travel forward to the left (1 bar);
Bars 21-22: dropping left hands and retaining right hands, the man sets as women pull right shoulder back performing a ½ turn to end on opposite sides facing partner,
Bars 23-24: cross by the right hand to own side;

25-32 SET AND PETRONELLA: Set, petronella turn into middle, set and petronella to opposite place;


41-48 SET, ½ TURN AND TWIRL, AND DANCE HALFWAY ROUND: set (2 bars), turn halfway round with right hands (2 bars), dance towards each other and pulling right shoulder back dance into opposite places (2 bars), then dance clockwise around each other to original side and into;

49-56 TURN AND HIGHLAND SETTING: turn with right hands once around (4 bars), and set using Glasgow Highlanders setting step;

57-64 TURN, SET AND TURN: turn with left hands once around (4 bars), set advancing ending back-to-back (2 bars), pull right shoulder back and turn halfway round with both hands to own side (2 bars).

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

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'Gaelic College Twasome' page