Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Muriel's Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MURIEL'S STRATHSPEY (S5x32) 5C Sq.Set Jim Haworth Ashmerg SCD
5s in centre Left shoulder to Left shoulder, 5M facing 2s and 5L facing 4s

1- 4 5M+2s and 5L+4s circle 3H round to Left. End 5M facing 1s and 5L facing 3s, 1s and 3s take prom hold
5- 8 5s+1s+3s dance ½ RSh reel of 4. 5s pass LSh to face 2s and 4s
9-12 Repeat bars 1-4, 5M with 4s and 5L with 2s. End 5M facing 1s (in 3rd place) 5L facing 3s
13-16 Repeat bars 5-8. End 5s facing partner, 5M with back to 4s and 5L with back to 2s
17-24 5s set, ½ turn 2H, pull back RSh and dance RH across, 5M+2s and 5L+ 4s. End 5s facing partner
25-28 5s set, ¾ turn 2H to face 1st place while 1s+2s+3s+4s set, pull back RSh and chase clockwise one place round
29-32 5s+4s dance ½ R&L. Bars 31-32 4s (in centre) turn ¾ LH to face side couples (4M facing 2nd place, 4L facing 4th place)

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


Dance Information

Devised November 2011 to celebrate Muriel Phoenix's 80th Birthday.

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