Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Martine Guilbert Strathspey

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MARTINE GUILBERT STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C Set Richard Francis Class of '13

1- 8 1s+2s dance Diamond Poussette. 1234
9-16 1s+4s cross RH, 1s+2s also 3s+4s change places LH on the sides. 1s+4s dance ½ R&L finishing 2413 ready for...
17-24 All dance reels of 4 on the sides
25-32 1s+3s set and link, 4s+3s set and link. 2341

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


MARTINE GUILBERT STRATHSPEY A strathspey for four couples

1-8 First and second couples dance a diamond poussette.
9-16 First and fourth couples cross RH.
1st man/2nd lady, 1st lady/2nd man and 4th man/3rd lady, 4th lady/3rd man change LH on side.
First and fourth couples cross RH.
1st man/4th man and 1st lady/4th lady change LH and stay facing down/up.
17-24 Reel of 4 on the sides passing right shoulder to begin.
25-32 First couple and third couple set and link. Fourth couple and third couple set and link.
Finish in order 2341.

Repeat from new positions.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Richard Francis, for the Unit 5 Class at Summer School, July 2013)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This dance has been devised for Martine Guilbert from Brittany in France. She also requested a poussette in strathspey or quicktime.

(Dance information by the deviser, Richard Francis, 2013)



Published in Class of '13, Richard Francis, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Richard Francis, 2023.

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