Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Saltspring Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SALTSPRING STRATHSPEY (S3x32) 3C set Wesley Clindinning Canada's Irish Rover

1- 8 1s dance down for 3 bars, on bar 4 Man dances below partner as she dances under his arm to face up, dance up to top and cast to 2nd place opposite side
9-16 1s dance ½ LSh reels of 3 across (Lady with 3s, Man with 2s). 1s pass LSh to dance ½ reels across with other couple.
17-20 All ½ turn RH to face partner in centre, pull back RSh and curve by right to opposite side.
21-24 2s and 3s 1½ turn 2H to own side while 1s turn 2H to own side
25-28 1s+2s+3s set (Glasgow Highlanders setting)
29-32 1s 1½ turn 3s on the sides (Ladies RH, Men LH). 231

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

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