Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Muriel Hadden's Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MURIEL HADDEN'S STRATHSPEY (S4x48) 4C set John Drewry, 1967

1- 8 All petronella turn into line up/down middle and set; All turn partners 1¼ RH back to place
9-16 All set, cross RH; All set, 1s+2s ½ turn RH into allemande hold facing up while 3s+4s cross RH to own side
17-24 1s+2s dance 6 bars of allemande, 1s drop LH and lead down crossing to 4th place (face out) while 2s drop RH and turn partner LH to 1st place facing out (3s+4s step up 23-24). 234(1)
25-26 1s/2s cast up/down 1 place, Men passing Lady they meet LH and dance in between 3s and 4s to meet partner
27-28 1s/2s lead up/down and cross to 1st/4th place
29-32 1s+2s repeat 25-28 from new places. End 1s in 4th place opposite sides facing out, 2s in 1st place own side facing in
33-36 2s+3s (top 2 couples) dance RH across
while 4s turn partner ½ RH moving down to 4th place as 1s cast up to 3rd place opposite sides, 1s+4s dance ½ RH across
37-40 2s+3s and 4s+1s dance LH across
41-48 2s+3s+4s+1s circle 8H round and back. 2341

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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