Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Peggy Spouse MBE

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

PEGGY SPOUSE MBE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Wilkinson RSCDS Book 46

1- 8 1L+2M pass LSh and dance round partners by the RSh to end BtoB facing partners, 1s+2s dance ½ Diamond Poussette. 213
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across giving LSh to 1st corners and end 1L dancing up between 2s to face down as 1M dances down between 3s to face up as 2s dance in to face up to 1L as 3s dance in to face down to 1M
17-24 1L+2s also 1M+3s set and circle 3H round to left ½ way, 1s set and petronella turn to 2nd place own sides while 2s and 3s set and link to own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Instruction Videos

Peggy Spouse MBE - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

Peggy Spouse was named in the New Year's Honour's list 2008 for her work in starting the Duns and District Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.

The Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) listing reads; "Margaret Wilson Spouse. For services to the community in Duns, Berwickshire."

Peggy helped start the Duns Scottish Country Dance branch in 1953. She taught classes from 1954 to 1989 after gaining her teacher's certificate, and was a judge at competitions until 2005, also taking summer schools at St Andrews in the 1980s.

MBE Medal, Front And Obverse
Member Of The Order Of The British Empire (MBE) Medal, Front And Obverse

Dance information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence 3.0.
Text from the original Peggy Spouse MBE article on Berwickshire News (now removed).
Text from this original 2008 New Year Honours article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright ChrisO at en.wikipedia [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'Peggy Spouse MBE' page