Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Scots Circle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Scots Circle
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 7: Around A Dozen
32 bar Strathspey
One circle of couples, women on right of partner

  1-8   GLASGOW HIGHLANDERS SETTING AND TURN: Set to partner using Glasgow Highlanders setting step and turn once round with left hands;

  9-16 HIGHLAND SCHOTTISCHE SETTING AND TURN: Set to partner using Highland Schottische setting step, then turn with right hands 1¼ around;

17-24 CHASE: Men chase anticlockwise on an inner circle AS women chase clockwise on an outer circle passing 3 people, on Bar 20 give 4th person right hand and cross to other circle and chase back the other way to partner (men on outer circle and women on inner circle) ending by turning partner by the right hand into allemande hold facing anticlockwise around the circle;

25-32 ALLEMANDE: Allemande partner clockwise round the circle (4 bars), turn women under to face partner (bar 29) and turn partner 1¼ round with right hands to end facing next partner (men progress anticlockwise AS women progress clockwise).

Repeat with new partner.

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

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