Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Gay Gordons Two Step

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GAY GORDONS TWO STEP (M16) Round the Room Guide To SCD (ex-Collins)
Round the Room, Couples facing anticlockwise, Man with partner on Right nearer hands joined. Start on outside foot

1- 8 1s travel forward (2 bars, 4 steps), Lady dances under Man's arm, couple now face clockwise; repeat to end facing anticlockwise again
9-16 1s turn away from each other (Man pulls back LSh, Lady RSh) and face again, set to partner and dance DoSiDo with partner

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

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This medley, The Gay Gordons Two Step, is a traditional, 16 bar, Round the Room dance for single couples danced to a march tempo. Published in "Collins Little Book".

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