Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Montgomeri Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE MONTGOMERI STRATHSPEY (S3x32) 3C (4C set) Mervyn C Short Three hands Across

1- 8 1M+2L ½ turn RH, face each other, pull back RSh, dance out to each other's original place while 1L+2M chase clockwise ½ way. 1M+2L chase ½ way while 1L+2M ½ turn RH, pull back RSh and dance out to original place
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides
17-24 1L followed by partner casts 1 place and crosses to opposite sides then 1L casts round 3M, 1L crosses to own side and cast up to 2nd place as 1M dances up middle to 2nd place
25-32 1M+3M also 1L+3L set and change places RH, 3s+1s dance 4H round to left

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

Dance Information

This dance, The Montgomeri Strathspey, was named after the drive in which the deviser, Mervyn C Short lived.

Additional search terms: Montgomery.

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