Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
4x32 bar Reel
4-couple longways dance 2nd and 4th couples start on opposite sides

  1-8   CENTRES WHEEL: 2nd and 3rd couples dance right hands across and back left hands across (end in the middle facing corner: 1st woman-2nd man, 1st man-2nd woman, 3rd woman-4th man, 3rd man-4th woman);

  9-24 INTERSECTING DIAGONAL REELS OF 4: pass corner by the right shoulder (2 bars), 1st and 4th couples dance ½ left hand wheel in the middle AS centre couples dance around the end of reel (2 bars); REPEAT 3 more times ending back as at BAR 8 with 2nd and 3rd women facing out;

25-28 CHASE HALFWAY: 1st couple with 2nd couple, 3rd couple with 4th couple, dance a chase clockwise halfway round (end with 1st and 4th couples in the middle nearer Hands joined facing up);

29-32 LOOP: 1st couple followed by 4th couple dance up between 2nd couple and cast ending in the order 2-4-1-3 with those in 2nd and 4th places on opposite sides.

Repeat 3 times.

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

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