Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Little Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE LITTLE STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Bankhead Book 2

1- 4 1s+2s set, circle 4H round ½ way, 2s nearer hands joined face down, 1s nearer hands joined face up
5- 8 2s+1s Set&Link, 2s dancing out to 1st place own side while 1s dance round each other RSh to face 1st corner
9-20 Dance to Corners and Set (12 bars):
   Couple in middle change places with corners passing RSh, corners pass RSh in middle with a ¼ turn to right to face next corner while supporting corners set (2 bars). Repeat 5 more times to end with corners in diagonally opposite place and 1s in the middle facing opposite sides
21-24 1M dances up between 3s (at top) and casts to 2nd place own side while 1L dances down between 2s and casts up to 2nd place
25-32 1s ½ turn RH and turn to right to face out on opposite sides, 1s dance clockwise round set to 2nd place own sides while 2s+3s dance RH across ½ way, turning to right dance out to places

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


Dance Notes

'Dance to each Corner and Set' is also known as Courage Reels.

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