Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Miss Dorothy Hamilton

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Miss Dorothy Hamilton
Les Lambert
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)

Dance Notes

  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 Information

The recommended tune is Lambert's Fancy by Fred Moyes.

Dance information by the deviser, Les Lambert.

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