Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Right And Left

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Right And Left
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 1: The Sixpenny Reel
Jig n x 40 bars 2 Threesome Repeat 2 Threesome Set Progressive Round the Room Set
Line of 3 facing line of 3 as in The Dashing White Sergeant.

  1-4   ADVANCE AND RETIRE in lines of three;

  5-16 3-COUPLE RIGHTS AND LEFTS: all cross by the right, centres change places with right-hand partner by the left AS left-hand partners cross on the diagonal by the left, then repeat the pattern twice more ending with centre people facing left hand partner;

17-24 HELLO-GOODBYE SETTING: centre people set to left-hand partner, set to each other across the set, set to right-hand partner, set to each other turning back-to-back at the end;

25-32 REEL OF 3: centre people dance reel of 3 with partners starting by passing right-hand partner by the right shoulder (end with corners looping into place);

33-40 PROGRESSION: all set, spring points, and set, then pass opposite person by the right shoulder to face next line of 3.

Repeat with next line of 3.

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

Dance Notes

As with all dances having this format, the number of repeats is not fixed.
The three partners are not specifically men or women.

(Dance notes by Reuben Freemantle)

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