Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Round The Set

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Round the Set
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 7:
4x32 bar Reel
4-couple dance in 4-couple longways set

  1-8   TURN AND CHASE: 1st couple turn by the right and then 1st woman casts off on own side to bottom and over below 4th man followed by partner;

  9-16 WHEEL AND CHASE: 1st and the couple dance right hands across, then 1st woman casts up to the top behind men followed by 1st man to original places;

17-24 ADVANCE AND RETIRE ON DIAGONAL: 1st man and 4th woman advance and retire, then 1st woman and 4th man advance and retire;

25-32 DO-SI-DO AND SLIP TO BOTTOM: 1st couple dance back-to-back and then slip to the bottom, other couples stepping up.

Repeat with new top couple.

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

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