Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Passing In The Night

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Passing In The Night
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 5: A Dozen More
8x32 bar Jig
3-couple dance in 4-couple longways set

  1-8   ½ TURN, TWIRL, CAST AND TURN: 1st couple turn halfway with right hands and twirl to opposite places, cast and turn left hands to 1st corner;

  9-12 PASS AND TURN 1ST CORNERS: 1st couple and 1st corners "Pass and Turn" (1st couple dance out passing corners by the right shoulder, dance around corner position, dance in passing corners by the right shoulder, and pass right shoulder with partner to end facing 2nd corners, AS 1st corners dance in, turn each other once around with right hands and dance out to original places);

13-16 PASS AND TURN 2ND CORNERS: 1st couple and 2nd corners "Pass and Turn" (on Bar 16, 1st couple slow down to end between corners facing 1st corner);

17-24 REEL OF 3: 1st couple dance a reel of 3 with corners (start left shoulder to 1st corners, and end with 1st couple crossing over passing right shoulders as corners loop into place);

25-32 CIRCLE AND BACK: 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples circle and back.

Repeat from 2nd place.

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

Passing in the night
Passing In The Night

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