Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Gudeman of Day

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Gudeman Of Day
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 11: Three Dozen
2x32 bar Strathspey
4-couple Square Set

  1-8   ½ TURN AND TWIRL CORNER, AND TURN PARTNER: all turn corner halfway with right hands and twirl (dance towards corner and pulling right shoulder back dance into corners place), continue dancing clockwise around corner and turn partner once round with right hands ending in partner's place, men facing out;

  9-12 SCHIEHALLION REEL: all dance 4 bars of the Schiehallion Reel (women dance to next woman's place on right round the set and cast followed by men);

13-16 TURN: all turn partner 1½ times with both hands ending facing the centre nearer hands joined with partner, women on right of man (end 1 place anticlockwise of original places);

17-24 SET, WOMEN WHEEL AND ½ TURN PARTNER: all set, women dance 4 hands across with right hands, and turn partner halfway with left hands;

25-32 MEN WHEEL AND TURN PARTNER: men dance 4 hands across with right hands, and turn partner 1¼ times with left hands.

Repeat from new places.

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

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