Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Mollie Shippey's Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Mollie Shippey's Strathspey (S4x32) 4C set Lewis N Derrick 1992
2 CHORDS. On the second chord the 3rd and 4th couples cross over.

1-4 All turn partners once round by the right hand
5-8 All turn partners once round by the left hand, retaining hands to end in the centre of the set with the 1st and 2nd couples facing up and the 3rd and 4th couple facing down
9-16 The 1st and 2nd couples and the 3rd and 4th couples dance mirror image allemandes, to begin the 1st and 2nd couples dance up the women's side of the dance while the 3rd and 4th couples dance down the men's side, all end on sidelines in the order 2143, with the 4th and 3rd couples still on opposite sides
17-24 Dancing in to pass partners by right shoulder to begin, the 1st and 4th couples dance a reel of four up and down middle of the set, following the natural flow of the reel all dance in at the end to take nearer hands with partners, the 1st couple in second place facing down and the 4th couple in third place facing up
25-30 The 1st and 4th couples set to one another up and down the dance then, giving right hands to the person facing, dance half rights and lefts to end 2413 with 1st and 3rd couples on opposite sides
31-32 The 4th and 1st couples join hands on sidelines and set to partners

Repeat three more times from new positions each time

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick 2020)

Dance Information

This dance, Mollie Shippey's Strathspey, was devised by Lewis Derrick for Mollie Shippey.

Suggested tune: Lady Doune.

Devised 1992, first published electronically 2020.

Copyright 1992, 2020 Lewis N. Derrick.

Published in The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Sheets, Collection 4.
Dance information from The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Sheets #38, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.

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