Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Gorgeous Gordons

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Gorgeous Gordons (S4x32) A 32 bar strathspey for four couples in a longwise set. Murrough Landon
The dance starts with two chords: on the second chord the 2nd and 4th couples cross over to 1(2)3(4).

1-4 1st and 4th couples cross giving right hands and cast one place inwards as 2nd and 3rd couples step out to the ends.
5-8 1st and 4th couples dance left hands across ending on the sidelines as (2)(1)43.
9-12 2nd and 3rd couples cross giving right hands and cast one place inwards as 1st and 4th couples step out to the ends.
13-16 2nd and 3rd couples dance half left hands cross then half turn 1st couple or 4th couple with right hand on the sidelines ending as 3(1)4(2).
17-24 All dance parallel right shoulder reels of 4 on the sidelines ending facing up and down still in the order 3(1)4(2).
25-28 All set advancing, passing left shoulder, then 3rd and 2nd couples turn giving both hands on the sidelines ending in the order (1)3(2)4.
29-32 1st couple with 3rd couple and also 2nd couple with 4th couple dance mirror set and link for two couples with the inner couples (3rd and 2nd) casting while the outer couples (1st and 4th) dance up or down the centre.
The final progressed order is 3(1)4(2).

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Murrough Landon, CC BY-SA October 2015 (updated May 2017)


Dance Information

For John and Daniel 10 years on.

John Tyler: The inspirational founding teacher of the Gay Gordons in London for many years.

Daniel Capron: Provided the initial organising impetus to start the group in October 2005

(Dance Information compiled by the deviser, Murrough Landon, CC BY-SA October 2015 (updated May 2017))

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Gorgeous Gordons - John Tyler And Daniel Capron


Image Copyright John Tyler, Daniel Capron, Murrough Landon, CC BY-SA October 2015 (updated May 2017).

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