Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Galloway Tale

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A Galloway Tale
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Burns Night In The Annapolis Valley:
4x32 bar reel
4-couple dance in a longways set

  1-8   DOWN MIDDLE, CROSS AND CAST UP: 1st couple lead down the middle, cross over and cast up to the top of the set ending in partner's place;

  9-16 CHASE 1ST WOMAN: 1st woman followed by 2nd, 3rd, and 4th men dance clockwise around the outside of the set;

17-24 CHASE 1ST MAN: 1st man followed by 2nd, 3rd, and 4th women dance anticlockwise around the outside of the set;

25-32 1st's CROSS, CAST AND TURN: 1st couple cross over by the right hand, cast off to the bottom of the set (2nd, 3rd and 4th step up) and all turn partner by the right hand.

Repeat with new top couple.

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

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