Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Rossington Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ROSSINGTON STRATHSPEY (S3x32) 3C Triangular set Bill Libby Island Games and Nova Scotia Collection 2017

1- 8 All set, Ladies (nearer hands joined with partner on left) dance RH across for 2 places and all set. 231
9-16 All turn partner 2H and circle 6H round for 2 places and turn partner 2H. 312
17-24 Men dance Fig of 8, dancing in front of partner, behind next Lady (on right, passing LSh), round partner (passing RSh) and take prom hold with partner
25-32 All dance reel of 3 across (3s in 1st place pass 2s on right RSh) 312

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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Dance Information

This dance, The Rossington Strathspey, was devised in 1990 by Bill Libby (founder of the Moncton Scottish Country Dance Group 1982) and dedicated to Mrs Ethel Mary Moss.

The dance was first published in Island Games to commemorate the 1991 Canada Winter Games playing in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island that year, then reprinted in Spark O' Water and Dances of Nova Scotia in 2017.

Recommended Music: Mrs Ethel Mary Ross (James C Aulenbach).



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