Scottish Country Dance InstructionNEIDPATH CASTLE (S3x32) 3C set Derek Haynes RSCDS Book 22
1- 8 All set and turn partners 2H twice and set again
9-16 All dance Grand Chain
17-24 1s dance down between 2s, cast behind 3s, dance up between 3s, cast up behind 2s. 1s+2s end ready for a ½ Diamond Poussette
25-32 1s+2s dance ½ Diamond Poussette, 3s dance in on bar 28 and 1s+3s dance ½ Diamond Poussette 1s ending in 3rd place. 231
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Derek Haynes RSCDS Book 22
Strathspey 3 x 32 bars 3 Couple Repeat 3 Couple Set Longwise Set
1-2 All set on the sides;
3-6 all turn both hands twice;
7-8 all set on the sides;
9-16 grand chain;
17-20 taking nearer hands, 1s lead down between 2s and cast down below 3s;
21-24 taking nearer hands, 1s lead up between 3s and cast up above 2s;
25-28 1s2s half poussette;
29-32 1s3s half poussette, finishing 2s3s1s.
(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
1-32 This is an elegant dance.
3-6 These turns are quite quick; the hold should be open, the hands at shoulder height and cover.
9-16 1s cross at the top to start.
24-24 2s dance in (2L using a left foot step) WHILE 1s complete the cast up to finish 1s 2s with two hand open hold on a steep diagonal line at right angles to the line joining 1L's and 2M's places, 1L back to back with 2M.
25- 1L must change to left foot step for the half poussette.
25-25 1s set to 1M's right, 2s to 2L's right, turning 1⁄6 on the third beat (1M 2L turning on the spot in their own side lines);
26-26 1s set to 1M's left, 2s set to 2L's left, finishing on the centre line, 2s above 1s;
27-27 2s 1s turn 5⁄6, finishing having almost exchanged places (from the end of bar 25);
28-28 2s complete the half poussette by retiring to finish in 1st place WHILE 3s dance in (3L using a left foot step) and take both hands WHILE 1s modify the last step of the half poussette to finish 1s 3s with two hand open hold on a diagonal line at right angles to the line joining 2L's 3M's original places, 1L back to back with 3M.
29-32 As bars 25-28 with 3s dancing as 2s but 1s also finishing in the side lines.
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Dance InformationAlso see the dance Neidpath Tower, a four couple version of Neidpath Castle, by Rod Downey.
Neidpath Castle is an L-plan rubble-built tower house, overlooking the River Tweed about 1 mile (2 km) west of Peebles in the Borders of Scotland and was probably built by Sir Simon Fraser (d.1306) of Oliver Castle between 1263 and 1266.
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