Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The House On Dell Lane

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The House On Dell Lane 5x32 Strathspey for 5C by Sue McKinnell

1-8 1C and 2C, 3C and 4C dance six bars of a Poussette right round. On bars 7-8, 1C and 3C cross RH and cast one place
WHILE 2C and 4C dance bar 7 of the Poussette and dance up one place. End 2, 1, 4, 3, 5 with 1C facing down and 4C and 3C facing up.
9-16 1C, 4C, and 3C dance reels of three on the sides of the set, LS on the women's side and RS on the men's side. 1C begin by dancing in and down. 4C begin by dancing out and up. 3C begin by dancing in and up. 1C and 3C end facing 1st corners.
17-24 1C and 3C dance corner, partner, corner, partner ending on the sides in progressed places.
25-32 All 5 couples set on the sides. 1C and 4C, 3C and 5C dance six bars of rights and lefts. End 2, 4, 1, 5, 3.

Repeat 5 times.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, May 2002)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

I wrote this dance to honor our demo team leaders, who open their house to us for demo practice and rehearsals. The room in which we dance is above the garage and the perfect size for a 5 couple set with no down the middle and back figure.

Suggested music is Scotch Mist from Drummond Cook's Highlander Series CD #5.

(Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)

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