Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Saga Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SAGA STRATHSPEY (S3x32) 3C set Trevor Rayner Pensioner's Collection

1- 4 1s and 3s set and change places RH on sides while 2s cross RH and cast round 1st corners into middle (2M below 2s and 2L above 3s)
5- 8 2s dance RH across ½ way (2L+3s and 2M+1s), 2s turn partner 1½ times into prom hold facing 1M (in 3L place) while 3s and 1s set bars 7-8
9-12 2s dance ½ reel of 3 on sides (RSh to 1M in 3L place) and face 3L (in 1M place)
13-16 2s dance ½ reel with Ladies (RSh to 3L). Bar 16 1L and 3L curve in, partners step in to meet and take prom hold (1L on 1M's right, 3L on 3M's left), End all in middle, 2s facing down to 3s
17-20 All dance ½ promenade reel of 3 in middle, 2s giving LSh to 3s to start, ending all in middle with 3s at top facing down and 2s+1s facing up
21-24 All set and 3s turn inwards to face up and cast to 2nd place while 2s dance up to 1st place and 1s cast to 3rd place
25-32 All circle 6H round and back. 231

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

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