Scottish Country Dance InstructionGentle Annie
Eleanor Hurd Delaware Valley 25th Anniversary Book
Strathspey 8 x 32 bars 3 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set
1-4 1s turn both hands 1½ times, moving down to finish in the centre in 2nd position;
5-6 1s set;
7-8 2s1L 1M3s left hands across halfway, 2L finishing facing down on the Mn's side, 3M facing up on the Ls' side;
9-12 2L followed by 1L2M, 3M followed by 1L3L, chase anticlockwise halfway around the corners' square, finishing 3M1M3L facing down in 1st position, 2M1L2L facing up in 3rd position;
13-14 taking nearer hands, 3M1M3L 2M1L2L set facing up and down, finishing facing partners;
15-16 all turn partner by the right to finish 3s1s2s, in allemande hold, facing down on the centre line;
17-24 all dance inverted allemande for 3 couples, finishing 2s1s3s on opposite sides;
25-30 1M2s 1L3s reels of 3 across, 1s giving left shoulder to partner's first corner position to start, all finishing as at bar 24;
31-32 2s 1s 3s cross by the right to own sides.
(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
3-4 2s step up.
5-6 Short step to the right, long to the left.
8-9 With 2L 3M leading, flow smoothly from the hands across into the chase.
15-16 1M advances only, turning his partner halfway into allemande hold, facing down.
25-30 6 bars only for this reel.
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