Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Linked Circle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Linked Circle
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 7: Around A Dozen
24 bar Strathspey
One Circle of couples, woman on right of partner

  1-8   SET AND LINK TWICE: Set and Link twice with partner ending in promenade hold facing anticlockwise round the circle;

  9-12 PROMENADE: Promenade partner anticlockwise round circle;

13-16 PROGRESSION: men set AS women dance anticlockwise round partner to man behind (2 bars), then turn new partner ¾ around with right hands ending with women's back to the centre facing new partner;

17-24 PETRONELLA AND TURN: set and petronella to right three times, then turn partner twice around with both hands into the circle.

Repeat with new partner.

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

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