Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Hogmanay Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HOGMANAY STRATHSPEY (S3x32) 3C set Mats Melin Scandinavian Dance Book 1

1- 4 1s turn ¾ 2H, dance out through own place and cast (2s step up (3-4)
5- 8 1s join hands briefly (1L RH+1M LH) and 1L dances under 1M's arm as 1s cross up and cast to 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 1s Petronella turn (touch hands briefly) into lines of 3 across and all set; 1s repeat to 2nd place own side and all set
17-24 1s ½ turn 2H (1 step), open out and dance down nearer hands joined (2 steps), 1s ½ turn 2H (1 step), open out and dance up nearer hands joined (2s step down) and 1s turn 2H remaining in centre, 2s step in ready for...
25-32 1s+2s dance ½ Poussette, 1s remain in centre, 2s retire to 1st place; 1s+3s dance ½ Poussette. 231

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

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