Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Mattara Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MATTARA STRATHSPEY (S2x48) 4C set Lorraine Dyall Hunter Valley Book

1- 4 1s and 4s set, 1s cast as 2s dance up and face out while 4s cast up as 3s dance down and face out
5-12 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance Double Figs 8
13-16 1s+4s dance LH across to end facing nearest corner (1L+2L, 1M+2M, 4L+3L, 4M+3M)
17-24 All set, 1s and 4s turn corners 2H twice round (6 bars), Bars 23-24: 1s+4s dance ½ LH across to end facing diagonally opposite corner
25-32 All set, 1s and 4s turn corners 2H twice round (6 bars), Bars 31-32: 1s and 4s turn partner LH to end 1s in 3rd place own side facing down, 4s in 2nd place own side facing up
33-40 All dance reels of 4 on sides
41-48 All circle 8H round and back. 2413

Repeat once from new positions

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



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