Miss Dorothy Hamilton
Scottish Country Dance InstructionMiss Dorothy Hamilton
Strathspey 3 x 32 bars 3 Couple Repeat 3 Couple Set Longwise Set
1-2 1M2L turn ¾ by the left, finishing facing partners;
3-6 2M2L1M1L half diagonal reel of 4, finishing facing partners;
7-8 1s 2s turn both hands to finish 1M 2L in original places, 1L 2M having exchanged places;
9-10 retaining nearer hands joined, 1s set facing 2s across the set, finishing facing partners on the sides;
11-12 1s 2s turn both hands to finish on own sides of the centre line, nearer hands joined, 1s in 1st position facing down, 2s in 2nd position facing up;
13-14 retaining nearer hands joined, 1s set facing 2s;
15-16 1s cast to 2nd place WHILE 2s dance up to 1st place finishing facing out;
17-24 1s cross down into mirror reels of 3 on opposite sides;
25-26 taking hands on the sides, 1s3s set;
27-30 1s3s left hands across, 1s retaining left hand hold;
31-32 1s cross down to 3rd place WHILE 3s cast up, finishing 2s3s1s on own sides.
(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
7-14 1s 2s retain both hand hold or the appropriate nearer hand hold with partner throughout.
8-8 1M 2L release partner's right hand but retain partner's left as they travel to their original places, finishing 1s on the Mn's side, 2s on the Ls'.
12-12 1L 2M release partner's right hand but retain partner's left as they travel to finish side-by-side on the centre line, 1s facing down, 2s facing up.
15-15 1s touch hands briefly (1M right, 1L left) as they start to cast.
16-16 3s face out.
Dance InformationThe recommended tune is Lambert's Fancy by Fred Moyes.
Dance information by the deviser, Les Lambert.