Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Partner Race Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

PARTNER RACE STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set Christian R Petersen Scandinavian Dance Book 1
2 chords - 2nd chord 3s+4s cross to opposite sides

1- 4 1M+2s and 4M+3s dance ½ reels of 3 across (1M+2L and 4M+3L pass LSh). 1s and 4s finish in prom hold with partner
5- 8 1s and 4s continue ½ reel of 3 across in prom hold. End 1s on Men's side above 2M, 4s on Ladies' side below 3M
9-16 1s and 4s dance in (2s and 3s step up/down), 1s+4s dance ½ RH across; 1s+4s dance LH across once round. 1M+4L and 4M+1L take prom hold and face 1st corners (1st corner diagonal)
17-20 1M+4L and 4M+1L in prom hold dance Corner pass and turn with 1st corners (corners - 2M+3M turn RH in middle), 1s+4s take prom hold with own partner facing 2nd corners (2nd corner diagonal)
21-24 1s and 4s in prom hold dance Corner pass and turn with 2nd corners (1s and 4s pass corners LSh to start, corners turn LH). End 1s between 2s facing down, 4s between 3s facing up
25-32 Lines of 4 across set, 1s+4s cross RH up/down; 4s+1s circle 4H round to left. 24(1)(3)

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

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