Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Karen Hamilton's Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

KAREN HAMILTON'S STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John A Johnston Jig Time 1

1- 8 1s+2s dance "Tournee":-
' 1s+2s dance into prom hold (Men with partner on right, 1s face M's side and 2s L's side), couples ½ wheel anticlockwise and Men turn Ladies into middle, both couples turn 1½ times (2s RH, 1s LH) 2s dance out to place, 1s to face 1st corners
9-16 1s+1st corners dance ½ diagonal reel of 4, 1s pass RSh and dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners, 1s pass RSh to 2nd place own side. (3)1(2)
17-24 "Reverse Snowball grand Chain":-
' 17-20 2s cross RH, 1s+2s change places LH on side
' 21-22 2s+3s change places RH while 1s cross LH
' 23-24 2s cross LH while 3s+1s change place LH on sides. (2)(1)(3)
25-32 2s+1s+3s Set&Link; 3s+2s chase clockwise ½ round while 1s turn 2H 1¼ round to 2nd place own side. 213

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

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