Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Gentle Annie

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Gentle 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)

Dance Notes

  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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