Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Lucky Lady

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Lucky Lady
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 1: The Sixpenny Reel
Strathspey n x 32 bars 2 Threesome Repeat 2 Threesome Set Progressive Round the Room Set
Line of 3 facing line of 3, each WOMAN with 2 MEN partners.

  1-8   SET AND CIRCLE LEFT once around;

  9-16 SET AND LINK TWICE: nearer hands joined with partners, set and link (left-hand partner dances through the centre to the right-hand end AS centre lady cast into central position on the side and right-hand partner casts to left-hand end of line); join nearer hands on side and repeat the set and link pattern (end on opposite side of the dance with original partners);

17-24 REEL OF 3: begin with centres passing left-hand partner by the left shoulder (end in Triumph Hold: lady crosses arms right over left AS men join nearer hands in an arch over the lady's head and join other hands with lady's hands AS in the TRIUMPH - RSCDS Book 1 #2);

25-28 SET WITH A HIGHLAND STEP: lady turns under arms at the end;

29-32 CIRCLE: 3-handed circle once around to the left opening out to face next line of three.

Repeat with next line of 3.

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

Dance Notes

As with all dances having this format, the number of repeats is not fixed.

(Dance notes by Reuben Freemantle)

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