Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Scotch Mixer

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SCOTCH MIXER (R32) Round The Room
Round the room dance, 2 facing 2

1- 8 All circle 4H round and back
9-16 All dance RH across and LH back
17-24 All dance DoSiDo with partner, turn opposite partner RH ending in prom hold
25-32 In prom hold with new partner dance round room to find new couple

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

Scotch Mixer
Reel   n x 32 bars   2 Couple Repeat   2 Couple Set   Progressive 2 Couple Square Set
In this set format, the couples with L on right of partner face each other.

  1-8   All 4 hands round and back;

  9-16 all right hands across and back;

17-20 all dos-à-dos with partner;

21-24 all turn opposite (now the new partner) into promenade hold;

25-32 new couples promenade anywhere in the room to find another couple for the next Repeat.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

Note that this dance is progressive by couple as well as by set.

25-32 This is not nearly so frantic as in The Borrowdale Exchange where two more couples are needed; take time while promenading before meeting another couple for the next Repeat.

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