Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Georgian Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE GEORGIAN STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry Cherry Blossom Book
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s circle 4H round to left; 1s+2 also 3s+4s set to each other on sides and 1s+4s dance in and cast 1 place (2s and 3s dance up/down to ends and face out)
9-16 1M+4L also 1L+4M in prom hold dance reels of 3 on sides (RSh to 3L/2L)
17-24 1M+4L also 1L+4M in prom dance round each other LSh to change places and 1s+4s dance LH across. 24(1)(3)
25-28 Dancing couples cross LH to give RH to partner, 1s cross up and cast to 2nd place while 4s cross down and cast to 3rd place opposite side
29-32 Dancing couples again cross LH to give RH to partner, 4s cross up and cast to 2nd place while 1s cross down and cast to 3rd place opposite side. 24(1)(3)

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



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