Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Hana Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HANA STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Alex Gray Tokyo 25th Anniv

1- 8 1s cross down and cast behind 3s to meet below 3s, 1s lead up crossing and cast up behind 2s to original places
9-16 1s+2s+3s turn partners RH and LH
17-24 1s+2s set passing partner LSh to dance the Helix:-
Cast right to own sides, ½ turn partners RH and dance ½ RH across
' Set passing partner RSh and curving to right to own sides, ½ turn partners RH and dance ½ RH across
25-32 All circle 6H round and back. 213

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Instruction Videos

Hana Strathspey - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

The name of this strathspey comes from a Japanese word for flower.

The lead tune is also called Hana (composer Rentaro Taki, who died in 1903 at the age of 23) and is a well-known song in Japan.

Hana Song - Information Video

Hana Image
Hana, Forget-Me-Knot (Myosotis scorpioides), Osaka Prefectural Flower Garden, Osaka, Japan


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