The Mermaid's Choice
Scottish Country Dance InstructionThe Mermaid's Choice
Gillian Jennings Catherine De Barnes Collection 4
Strathspey 8 x 32 bars 3 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set
1-8 1s3s set and rotate WHILE 2s set and turn ¾ by the right, twice, finishing facing first corner positions;
9-12 2s pass and turn with first corners and pass by the right to finish facing second corner positions;
13-16 2s pass and turn with second corners, all finishing 3s2s1s on own sides;
17-18 3s2s1s take hands on the sides and set;
19-20 3s2s right hands across halfway WHILE 1s cross by the right, finishing 2s3s1s on opposite sides;
21-22 2s3s1s take hands on the sides and set;
23-24 2s cross by the right WHILE 3s1s right hands across halfway, finishing 2s1s3s on own sides;
25-32 2s1s3s 6 hands round and back.
(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
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Dance InformationIn folklore, a mermaid is an aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish.
This Mermaid Chose A Sea Creature Mask And An Umbrella With Colored Cut-Out Circles, During The Coney Island Mermaid Parade, 2018
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