Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Michelle dePledge Of Preston

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MICHELLE DEPLEDGE OF PRESTON (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Barbara Taylor

1- 8 1s+2s dance the Knot. 1s finish facing 1st corner
9-16 1s ½ turn 1st corners flowing into ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, 1s ½ turn RH to face 4th corners
17-24 1s ½ turn 4th corners flowing into ½ diagonal reel of 4 with corners, 1s ½ turn 4th corner RH to end 1M between 3s at top, 1L between 2s in 3rd place
25-32 All chase clockwise ½ round; 1s turn 2H 1¼ to end in 2nd place own side. 213

Note: End of 2nd time, 1s+4s dance the Knot on bars 1-8 to bring 4s into 3rd place, 1s to 4th place

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

Michelle dePledge of Preston
Barbara Taylor Toronto
Strathspey 8 x 32 bars 3 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-8   1s2s dance the knot, 1s finishing facing first corner;

  9-10 1s turn first corner halfway, finishing in first corner's position;

11-14 1s with first corners half diagonal reel of four, finishing in partner's first corner position and facing first corner;

15-16 1s turn first corner halfway, finishing facing partner's second corner;

17-24 1s repeat bars 9-16 with partner's second corner, finishing 3s2s on opposite sides, 1M between 3s in 1st position, 1L between 2s in 3rd position, all facing clockwise;

25-28 3M1M3L2L1L2M chase clockwise halfway;

29-32 1s turn both hands 1¼ times, finishing 2s1s3s on own sides.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

  1-8   The deviser has specifically choreographed the drop to 4th place after the second repeat. In the 3rd, 5th and 7th repeats, the former 1s and the 3s (in 4th place) also dance the knot to exchange places.

11-14 Take care of the slightly counter-intuitive phrasing.

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Dance Information

Michelle dePledge of Preston is the wife of Scotch Mist band leader, Laird Brown; as a birthday present to her, he commissioned the dance from the deviser, Barbara Taylor, and composed the signature tune.

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