Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Lyall Bay

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Lyall Bay 8x32 bar Strathspey for 3 Couples Rod Downey The Cane Toad Collection
A three couple, 32 bar strathspey.

1-4 First couple cast down round second couple and dance up between them with nearer hands joined to finish in the middle in first place facing up
while
second couple dance up the middle with nearer hands joined and cast down to finish in original places.
5-8 First, second and third couples dance half reels of three on own sides. First couple dance out and down, second couple dance in and up while third couple cast up to begin. At the end of the half reels third couple cast into first place while second and first couples finish in a line of four across the set between second and third places with second couple in the middle facing down with nearer hands joined and first couple on the outside facing up.
9-12 Second couple dance down and out to finish on the side-lines in third place, cast up round first couple, dance down the middle with nearer hands joined and cast into third place
while
first couple dance up and in to finish in the middle in second place facing down, dance down with nearer hands joined to finish on the side-lines in third place and cast up round second couple to finish in the middle in second place facing up with nearer hands joined.
13-16 First couple dance up between third couple with nearer hands joined and cast down round third couple on own sides.
17-18 Third and first couples turn partner with both hands just over once round to finish in the middle with the men facing diagonally down and the women facing diagonally up.
19-24 Third and first couples dance bars 2-7 of the all round poussette to finish in the middle with third couple facing down and first couple facing up.
25-26 Third and first couples, with nearer hands joined, set once passing each other by left shoulders to finish back to back in the middle with first couple facing up and third couple facing down
while
second couple turn with both hands to finish in the middle facing up.
27-28 First couple turn with both hands to finish in the middle facing down
while
third and second couples, with nearer hands joined, set once passing each other by left shoulders to finish back to back in the middle with second couple facing up and third couple facing down.
29-30 First and second couples, with nearer hands joined, set once passing each other by left shoulders to finish back to back in the middle with second couple facing up and first couple facing down
while
third couple turn with both hands once round.
31-32 Second, first and third couples turn partner with both hands once round.

Repeat having passed a couple.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser Rod Downey, Johnsonville SCD Club Tutor)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This dance, Lyall Bay, was devised in 1994.

Lyall Bay is a bay in Wellington, New Zealand .

Suitable music "Lady Glasgow", for example, as recorded by Muriel Johnstone's Scottish Dance Band on "A Dancer's Miscellany - Volume III" (SS 8), side 2, track 3.

Lyall Bay
Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand


Published in The Cane Toad Collection.
Dance information from The Cane Toad Collection Of Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Rod Downey.
Image copyright Siobhan Leachman, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons.

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