Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Interval

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Interval Medley of 2x32 bar reel and 2x32 bar jig, for four couples in a square set. Dániel Gera, 2018.

1-6 1st and 3rd couples dance three quarters rights and lefts.
WHILE 2nd and 4th couples dance three quarters rights and lefts, beginning by giving right hands on the sides.
7-8 All dance the Interval figure: stand facing the middle of the set and do nothing for 2 bars (here dancers can do anything funny on the spot instead of nothing).
9-12 All couples advance with partner and retire with corner.
13-14 1st man and 1st woman, 4th man and 2nd woman, 2nd man and 4th woman also 3rd man and 3rd woman pass right shoulder to dance back to original place.
15-16 All dance the Interval figure.
17-24 All ladies petronella turn one place anticlockwise, set, petronella turn one place anticlockwise again and set (facing the middle of the set).
WHILE All men set, petronella turn one place anticlockwise, set and petronella turn one place anticlockwise to partners.
25-30 All in promenade hold, dance anticlockwise three quarters round the set
31-32 All dance the Interval figure.

Repeat from new positions.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Dániel Gera, 2018)


Crib Diagram

Interval Diagram
Interval - From A Reel Goulash 2

Dance Information

This dance, devised by Dániel Gera (2018), was inspired by the word "Interval", that can be found in every ball or Scottish social event program.

Recommended music: Interval (R2x32 + J2x32 (Medley)) by Dániel Gera.

Interval Song - Information Video

Interval
Dance Interval, 1942


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Dance information from A Reel Goulash 2, Budapest Book of Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with kind permission.
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Image copyright (cropped) Marjory Collins [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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