Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Rosette Stone

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Rosette Stone
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 5: A Dozen More
8x32 bar Strathspey
3-couple dance in 4-couple longways set

  1-8   ROSETTE: 1st and 2nd couple dance the Rosette (set, ½ turn and twirl, and dance halfway clockwise to end with 2nd man facing 1st couple (1st woman behind 1st man slightly in from side lines);

  9-16 ½ TANDEM REELS OF 3 WITH CORNERS: 1st couple dance a ½ right shoulder Tandem Reel of 3 with 1st corners (1st couple switch lead behind 2nd man's place), and then giving right shoulder to 3rd man dance ½ right shoulder Tandem Reel of 3 with 2nd corners (1st couple switch lead behind 3rd man's place): 1st couple end facing down, woman on right of partner;

17-24 FIGURE OF 8: 1st couple dances down through 2nd couple, divide and cast up, dance up between 3rd couple, divide and cast to 2nd place on opposite sides;

25-32 3-COUPLE SET AND LINK: 3rd, 1st, and 2nd couples set and link twice (See Step We Gaily or RSCDS manual for details).

Repeat from 2nd place.

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

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