Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Rabbie's Rant

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Rabbie's Rant
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 7:
6x32 Reel
3-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-8   1ST COUPLE FIGURE OF 8: 1st couple dance a figure of 8 through 2nd couple;

  9-16 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD COUPLES DOWN MIDDLE AND BACK: 1st couple followed by 2nd and 3rd couples (who dance up to follow 1st couple) dance down the middle and back, 1st couple dancing up between 2nd and 3rd couples who split and meet to follow 1st couple;

17-24 SET TWICE AND DO-SI-DO: 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples set twice and dance back-to-back with partner;

25-32 TURN AND THRO' ARCHES: 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples turn partner with both hands, then 1st couple dances down through arches made by 2nd and 3rd couples who move up one place.

Repeat as required.

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

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