Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Gold In Tassie

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GOLD IN TASSIE (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry Australian Book

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, cross RH, set and ½ turn LH into prom hold facing up
9-16 1s+2s+3s Promenade and 1s end casting to 3rd place
17-24 2s+1s dance double Fig of 8 round 3s (1s cross up to start)
25-32 1s and 4s set, turn 2H, 1s followed by 4s dance up between 3s and cast down (1s to 4th place and 4s to 3rd place)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The name of the dance is a play on words based on one of John Drewry's other dances The Silver Tassie.

A Tassie is an old expression for a cup, however, this dance has nothing (directly) to do with cups.

The Tassie here refers to Tasmania and is pronounced "tazzie". Gold deposits are widespread in western and northern Tasmania.

Tasmania is an island state of Australia located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by the Bass Strait.

Gold In Tassie
Gold In Tassie - Autumn On The Derwent River, Tasmania, Australia

Dance information by Phil Allen.
Dance information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence 3.0.
Text from this original Tasmania article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright Just Emi 2009 under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

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