Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Mermaid's Choice

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The 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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In folklore, a mermaid is an aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish.

Mermaid's Choice
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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