Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Miss Shearer's Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MISS SHEARER'S STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Alan Macpherson Bannockburn 700

1- 8 1M+2L ¾ turn RH to end 1M facing 2M and 1L facing 2L and ½ turn facing person LH, 1L+2M turn 1¼ times RH to end 2 1
9-16 1s petronella turn into centre, 2s+1s+3s set, 1s petronella turn to opposite sides and 2s+1s+3s set
17-24 1s pass LSh into ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 3rd corners and twirl right to face 2nd corner, dance ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners and twirl right to 2nd place opposite side
25-32 3s+1s+2s chase ½ way and turn partner 2H. 213

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


Dance Notes

The new formation in the first 8 bars may be called the "Chain Turn" progression

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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Dance Information

This dance, Miss Shearer's Strathspey, was devised as a tribute from RSCDS Stirling Branch to Miss A.N. Shearer, the senior teacher in the branch, in recognition of over 55 years of sterling service.

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