Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Remembering Abbotsford

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Remembering Abbotsford
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 2: Let's dance
4x32 bar strathspey
4-couple dance in a square set

  1-8   CIRCULAR REEL OF 4: starting passing partner by the right shoulder, all dance a reel of 4 around the circle (pass partner by the right shoulder, the next by the left, and the next by the right, pull right should back to reel back to original places);

  9-16 HEADS SET, PASS THRO' AND CHASE BACK: head couples join nearer hands and set to each other, then pass the opposite person by the right shoulder, and men chase partner clockwise back ending in partner's place;

17-24 SIDES REPEAT: side couples repeat bars 9-16;

25-32 TURN CORNER AND PROMENADE: all turn corner by the left hand and promenade corner to man's original place: on Bar 32 all raise arms as women pull right shoulder back to dance under both arms ending facing the person with whom you were promenading, who becomes the new partner.

Repeat 3 times.

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

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