Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Holmenkollen Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE HOLMENKOLLEN STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set Bobby Munro Scandinavian Dance Book 1

1- 4 1s and 4s cross RH, cast in (2s and 3s step up/down)
5- 8 2L+1M+4L+3M dance ½ diagonal RSh reel of 4 on 1st corner diagonal (top 2 Ladies' side and bottom 2 Men's side ) while 2M+1L and 4M+3L set and turn 2H
9-12 2M+1L+4M+3L dance ½ diagonal RSh reel of 4 on other diagonal (top 2 Men's side, bottom 2 Ladies' side), while 3M+4L and 1M+2L set and turn 2H
13-16 1s lead down below 2s (in 4th place) cross and cast up to 3rd place opposite sides while 4s lead up, cross and cast to 2nd place opposite sides. (3)(4)(1)(2)
17-24 1s lead down (2 steps), lead up to top (4 steps) and cast into 2nd place opposite sides (4s step down 19-20). (3)(1)(4)(2)
25-32 All circle 8H ½ round to left to own side; 4s+1s circle 4H round to right. 2413

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

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