Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Pretty Peggy

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

PRETTY PEGGY (R8x32) 2C (4C set) Dorothy Bell Ness House 1

1- 8 1L+2M set, 1L casts 1 place, crosses up and casts to 2M place while 2M casts up, crosses down and casts up to 1L place (dancing couple pass RSh)
9-16 1M+2L set, 1M casts 1 place, crosses up and casts to 2L place while 2L casts up, crosses down and casts up to 1M place (dancing couple pass RSh)
17-24 2s+1s dance ½ R&L and turn partner RH
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette

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


Pretty Peggy Image
1823 Engraving Of A Ball Dress, With A Diaphanous Overskirt That Can Be Lifted For Certain Dance Moves, Such As The "Pas D'été"


Image Copyright Unknown 1823 artist [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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