Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Orcadian Strip The Willow

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ORCADIAN STRIP THE WILLOW (J16) Any number of Couples Collins Little Books Scottish Dance
Longways set for any number of couples

1- 8 1s turn RH (spin or birl)
9-16 1s turn next dancer on opposite side LH (2 bars), turn partner in middle RH (2 bars) and continue down lines, turning dancer on opposite side then partner in middle until reaching bottom where 1s turn partner to end of phase

New couple starts every 16 bars

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


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Dance Information

This jig, Orcadian Strip The Willow, is a variation on Strip The Willow, but with multiple willow stripping.

It is best done in long sets, with every fourth or fifth couple stripping downwards and everyone else constantly moving upwards.

Once a couple reach the top, they wait for the appropriate bar and start another movement.

Strip The Willow
Dancing Strip The Willow


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