Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Roundabout (Keppie)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Roundabout
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 4: 3x32 Jig 3-couple Longways set

  1-4   WOMEN CHASE AROUND BEHIND MEN: 1st woman followed by 2nd and 3rd women dances across the top and down behind the men:

  5-8   PROMENADE: men pull left shoulder back and join women in promenade hold (3rd man with 1st woman, 2nd man with partner, 1st man with 3rd woman) and promenade up the middle leaving the women in original places;

  9-12 MEN CHASE AROUND BEHIND WOMEN: 1st man followed by 2nd and 3rd men dances around the top and down behind the women:

13-16 PROMENADE: women pull right shoulder back and join partner in promenade Hold and promenade up the middle (order is 3rd, 2nd, 1st on own side);

17-24 3-COUPLE SET AND ROTATE: all set, cast into lines across the dance (men facing down, women facing up), cross right hand with the person in opposite line, and chase clockwise to own side in original places (1st woman ends facing out);

25-30 1ST COUPLE CHASE TO 3RD PLACE AND CROSS: 1st woman followed by 1st man casts behind women to the bottom (2nd and 3rd couples step up on 27-28), dances over to opposite side in 3rd place, and crosses right hand with partner to own side in 3rd place;

31-32 ALL SET:

Repeat with new top couple.

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

Dance Information

Also see the dance Roundabout (Gordon) by C Gordon.

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