Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Gypsy Dreams

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GYPSY DREAMS (S8x32) 2C (4C set) Terry Glasspool An Itch to Dance

1- 8 1s cross RH and ½ turn 2s LH on sides, 2s+1s chase anticlockwise 1 place and ¾ turn partners LH into centre to a line of 4 across (Ladies BtoB facing partners)
9-16 All dance Gypsy Poussette:
Box setting:
 9 All set to the right turning ¼ turn to right
 10 All set to the left (facing away from partner) and ¼ turn to right
 11 All set to the right (facing partner, Men pass BtoB) and ¼ turn to right
 12 All set to the left (facing away from partner and passing BtoB) and no turn, partners now facing away from each other (but not lined up back to back)
Gypsy turn:
 13-14 All cast to right and dance around partners ½ way to face partners
 15-16 All ¾ turn partners 2H into a line across, Men back to back in middle
17-24 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across ending in prom hold, 2s facing down and 1s facing up (Men with partner on their right)
25-32 1s+2s wheel round anticlockwise ¼ way and dance last 7 bars of Tournée:
 couples ½ wheel anticlockwise and Men turn Ladies into middle, both couples turn 1½ times (2s RH, 1s LH) and dance out to places

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

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Dance Information

The deviser of this dance, Terry Glasspool (Vestal, New York, USA), has devised several other dances for 2 couples.

Smoke Rings In The Night

"Encampment Og Gypsies With Caravans" - My Dream Exhibition, Vincent Willem Van Gogh (1853-1890)

Image copyright Szilas, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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