Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Halfway To Silver

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HALFWAY TO SILVER (32 bar medley for 4 couples) Mary-Jane Gould, The Delft Book Of Scottish Country Dances

1-8 All four couples dance eight hands round to the left and back again.
9-16 1st and 2nd couples and 3rd and 4th couples dance all round poussette.

17-24 1st couple advance into the centre with 2 Pas de Basque, turn each other once round with both hands, then dance 4 slip steps down the middle and, changing to give right hand, turn once round to finish in the side lines (2nd, 3rd and 4th couples step up on bars 21 and 22).
25-32 All four couples advance 2 steps and retire 2 steps, then turn partners once round giving right hand.

Repeat, with a new top couple.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Mary-Jane Gould, 1988)

Dance Information

Dance devised for Joop and Marienne Feijtel on the occasion of their 12½ years of marriage (March 25, 1976 to September 25, 1988)

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