Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Scotian Sixsome

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Scotian Sixsome
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 1: The Sixpenny Reel
Reel n x 32 bars 2 Threesome Repeat 2 Threesome Set Progressive Round the Room Set
Line of 3 facing line of 3 as in The Dashing White Sergeant.

  1-16 ½ REELS OF FOUR: centres dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners, ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners, ½ reel of 4 with 3rd corners, ½ reel of 4 with 4th corners (centres pass each other by the right shoulder as they pass through the middle) (end in original places);

17-24 PETRONELLA OR CROSS AND CAST: corners set and petronella to next corner on the right, set and petronella to next corner on the right;
MEANWHILE centres cross by the right hands, cast around right-hand corner, cross by the right, and cast around corner to the right (all are now on the opposite side of the set);

25-32 SET, PASS THRO' AND CHASE: all set, pass the opposite person by the right shoulder and chase halfway clockwise back (end facing next line of three).

Repeat with next line of 3.

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

Dance Notes

As with all dances having this format, the number of repeats is not fixed.
The three partners are not specifically men or women.

(Dance notes by Reuben Freemantle)

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