Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Get the Feet A'frisking

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Get The Feet A'frisking
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 7:
6/8x32 Bar Jig
2-couple dance in 3- or 4-couple longways set

  1-8   1ST WOMAN AND 2ND MAN 1½ RIGHT TURN AND CAST: 1st woman and 2nd man turn right hands 1½, and cast around partner back to place;

  9-16 1ST MAN AND 2ND WOMAN 1½ LEFT TURN AND CAST: 1st man and 2nd woman turn left hands 1½, and cast around partner back to place (1st man ends facing out);

17-24 DOWN AND BACK: 1st woman dances down middle AS 1st man cast off behind men dancing in below 4th man to join LEFT hands with partner to lead back up to top turning towards each other to face and man raises left hand over partner into allemande hold facing down (on Bar 24, 2nd couple step in to face up in allemande hold);

25-32 KEPPOCH: Bars 25-28: 1st and 2nd couples advance and retire using modified Pas de Basque (2 bars: advance onto right foot in 4th intermediate position, beat left foot in rear 3rd position, step onto right foot in 3rd position, and extend left foot into 4th rear aerial position, and retire with regular Pas de Basque), then dance past opposite couple ("Over the Heather Step"): couples have now changed places, men passing left shoulders, and are now back-to-back; Bars 29-32: dropping front hands, turn once to end on own side

Repeat from 2nd place.

(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'Get The Feet A'frisking' page