Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Over The Heather (Keppie)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Over the Heather (Keppie)
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 7:
4x32 Jig
4-couple double circle, men with back to centre

  1-8   OVER THE HEATHER AND CROSS TWICE: Right hands joined with partner, dance forward and back using Pas de Basque modified on the 2nd beat where the left foot is in 3rd rear position, then change places with partner: repeat bars 1-4;

  9-16 CHASE, SET AND TURN: Ladies chase halfway clockwise, set to opposite man and turn halfway with right hand;

17-24 REPEAT BARS 9-16 with men chasing halfway to partner, set and turn halfway;

25-32 DO-SI-DO: dance back to back with the person diagonally to the left of starting position, and turn them with a right hand: men end in original places with a new partner.

Repeat 3 times.

(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

Dance Information

Also see the dance Over The Heather (Watson) by Marilyn Watson.

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