Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE SCALLYWAG (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Jennifer Kelly RSCDS Book 52
1- 8 1s dance in and cast (2s step up); 1s turn 1¼ LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s set to corners, turn corner RH to end 1L between 2s facing 2L and 1M between 3s facing 3M. ½ LSh reels of 3 across ending in lines of 3 across facing down/up
17-24 All Adv&Ret; 1s dance RSh round each other to face 3rd corner positions
25-32 Repeat 9-16 ending with 2s+3s facing in and 1s facing each other up/down
33-40 1s set advancing joining RH, set with Lady turning under Man's arm. 1s face up RH joined, lead up, cross and cast. 213
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
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Dance InformationThis dance, The Scallywag, was composed by Jennifer Kelly in 1997 to honour Mikkel Thompson for reaching the age of 50.
A Scallywag (In British English) is a disreputable person, a good-for-nothing.
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