Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Quick And Quicker Flew

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Quick and Quicker Flew
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 2: Let's dance
32 bar reel
Couple facing couple Round The Room
(C=couple facing clockwise, A=couple facing anticlockwise)

  1-8   SET TO EACH PERSON AND ADVANCE: set to opposite, set to diagonally opposite person, set to partner, then C-couple join nearer hands and dance forward to between A-couple;

  9-16 TANDEM REEL OF 3 AND TURN: C-couple dropping hands dance a reel of 3 in tandem with A-couple starting by passing opposite man by the right shoulder (C-couple switch lead at each end of the reel)(6 bars), then turn opposite person halfway with the appropriate hand (2 bars);

17-24 TANDEM REEL OF 3 AND TURN: repeat bars 9-16 with A-couple in tandem: end with C-couple in middle between A-couple nearer hands joined with partner and join other hand with A-couple;

25-32 BALANCE, ½ TURN, BALANCE AND ¾ TURN: all set in line, turn A-couple into center and join hands, set in line, and turn ¾ to end facing next couple around the room.


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

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