Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Little Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

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

1- 8 1s+2s set, circle 4H round ½ way (2s face down and 1s up), Set&Link but 2s cast to 1st place own side while 1s dance round each other to face 1st corner
9-20 1s Dance to Each Corner and Set:-
' 5- 6 1s change places with 1st corners passing RSh and 1st corners pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right in centre to face 2nd corners (as 2nd corners set),
' 7- 8 Original 1st corners change places with 2nd corners passing RSh and 2nd corners pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right to face 1s in 3rd corner (pstn) as 1s set
' 9-10 Original 2nd corners change places with 1s passing RSh and 1s pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right to face 2nd corner (pstn) as original 1st corners set
' 11-16 Repeat this Fig once more until 1s meet again in centre with 3s and 2s in 1st and 3rd places 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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