Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Gordon Chase

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE GORDON CHASE (S80) Sq.Set John Drewry Summer Collection 88

1- 8 All set to partners and cast 1 place (Men clockwise and Ladies anticlockwise) and repeat to end facing partner on opposite side of dance
9-16 1s+4s also 2s+3s dance diagonal reels of 4 and end in diagonal lines of 4 (facing)
17-24 All advance and retire, 1s and 3s dance clockwise to just past their original place while 2s and 4s dance in, 2s follow 1s to 4th place while 4s follow 3s to 2nd place and all end in 2 diagonal, lines of 4 [1s on right of 4s, 3s on right of 2s (2s and 4s dance small circles)]
25-32 All advance and retire, 2s and 4s dance clockwise to their original places while 1s and 3s dance in, 1s follow 2s and 3s follow 4s to original places (1s and 3s dance small circles)
33-40 1s+3s dance RH across while 2s and 4s chase clockwise ½ way, 1s+4s dance RH across while 1s and 3s chase clockwise ½ way
41-48 Repeat to original places
49-56 All circle 8H round and back
57-64 With both hands joined with partner set Highland Schottische into centre and out, turn partner LH 1¼ times to end in double wheel with Ladies in middle giving RH
65-72 All dance round clockwise for 3 bars then Men cast to right and Ladies cast left (L dance under partner's arm) to form double wheel facing anticlockwise with Men in centre and all dance round to places
73-80 All Promenade round anticlockwise

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

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