Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Hielan' Padyane

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Hielan' Padyane
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 3: Corners
5 x 32 bar Strathspey
5-couple dance in 5-couple longways set

  1-8   1ST AND 3RD COUPLES SET ADVANCING, TURN, CAST AND CROSS: 1st and 3rd couples set advancing, turn partner with both hands once round (Bars 3-4), cast off one place (2nd and 4th couples step up on Bars 5-6), and cross by the right hand;

  9-16 TURN CORNER, PARTNER, CORNER, PARTNER: 1st and 3rd couples turn 1st corners with left hands, partner with right hand, 2nd corner with left hand, and partner with right hand ending ready for:

17-24 REELS OF 3 OR 4: 1st woman with 2nd couple, 1st man and 3rd woman with 4th couple, and 3rd man with 5th couple: end in the middle facing partner to flow into:

25-32 TURN RIGHT, CAST AND TURN LEFT: 1st and 3rd couples turn 1ΒΌ times with right Hands (Bars 25-26), cast off one place (4th and 5th couples stepping up), and turn left Hands once round.

1st couple repeat from 3rd place as new top couple starts.

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

Dance Information

"The Hielan' Padyane" is Scots for "the highland pageant".

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