Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

George's Strathspey (Robertson)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GEORGE'S STRATHSPEY (S4x40) 4C set Pam Robertson Saint Catherine Book of SCD
2 chords - 2nd chord 3s and 4s cross to opposite side

1- 4 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance ½ reel of 4 across (1L+2M and 3M+4L pass RSh, 1M and 4M dance across and cast down/up to join end of ½ reel), 1s and 4s ½ turn partner LH following into...
5- 8 1s+4s dance ½ LH across, 4s+1s turn LH on sides. (2)4(1)3
9-16 2s+4s+1s+3s dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
17-24 4s+1s join RH in centre, LH with 2s/3s and dance ½ RH across, 1s and 4s face corners; all set, all ½ turn corner RH to end 2L followed by 2M and 3L followed by 3M in tandem facing corners (on 1st corner diagonal)
25-32 3s+2s dance alternating tandem reels of 3 on sides (3s pass 1M RSh, 2s pass 4M RSh to start), 2s and 3s end in middle, 2s towards Ladies' side facing down, 3s towards Men's side facing up, still in tandem
33-36 2s and 3s dance up/down to 1st/4th place, separate, (1s and 4s step down/up 35-36), 2s+3s turn partner 2H. 31(4)(2)
37-40 All circle 8H ½ round to left. 31(4)(2)

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

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Also see the dance George's Strathspey (Webb) by Stephen Webb.

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