Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 5:
3x32 Jig
3-couple Longways set

  1-8   PARALLEL REELS OF 3 ON SIDE: right shoulder reel of 3 on side, 1st and 2nd couples finish with an extra ¼ loop to form a line of four across the dance: order 2nd man-1st man-2nd woman-1st woman;

  9-16 REEL OF 4 ACROSS ending with 1st woman and 2nd man dancing an extra ¼ loop on bar 16 as 1st man and 2nd woman dance straight across to own side;

17-24 WHEELS: 1st couple dance right hands across with 2nd couple, then left hands across with 3rd couple;

25-32 1ST COUPLE ¾ FIGURE 8 ON SIDE, END IN BOTTOM PLACE AND SET: 1st couple dance ¾ figure of 8 on own side (begin by passing 2nd couple right shoulder) ending in 3rd place and set (3rd couple step up on bars 29-30).

Repeat with new top couple.

(Dance Crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

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