Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Scotstoun Medley

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SCOTSTOUN MEDLEY (M-3x(S32+R32)) 3C set Nan Lawson The West Wynd

Strathspey
1- 8 2L dances Fig of 8 round 1s while 2M dances Fig of 8 round 3s
9-16 1M+3L pass RSh to dance Fig of 8 round 2s
17-24 1L+3M pass LSh to dance Fig of 8 round 2s
25-32 1s cross RH, cast 2 places (2s+3s step up); 1s turn 2H 1½ round. 231

Reel - note new numbering applies
33-40 2s (i.e. new 2nd couple) repeat bars 1-8 of Strathspey
41-48 1M+3L repeat bars 9-16 of Strathspey
49-56 1L+3M repeat bars 17-24 of Strathspey but bar 56 all 3 couples dance in to face partner for...
57-64 All dance 3 couple Poussette

Note: lead couple end in 3rd place after each 32 bars so numbering changes. After 32 Strathspey/32 Reel x 3, each couple has lead in both rhythms

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



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