Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

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Scottish Country Dance Instruction

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Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 2: Let's dance
8x32bar jig
3-couple dance in 4-couple longways set

  1-8   CROSSOVER REEL OF 3: 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples dance a reel of 3 on the side, starting with 1st couple crossing over through 2nd place on the opposite side (1st couple end on opposite sides nearer hands joined between 2nd couple who have danced up to 1st place and end facing up);

  9-16 BALANCE, ½ TURN, BALANCE, ½ TURN: set in line, ½ turn 2nd couple into middle, set, and ½ turn 1st couple into the middle;

17-24 TANDEM REEL OF 3: 1st and 2nd couples dance a reel of 3 across the set starting with 1st man passing 2nd man by the right shoulder: 1st couple dance in tandem (staying close to one another) switching the lead at each end of the reel);

25-32 FIGURE OF 8 CROSSING: 1st couple nearer hands joined dance down middle between 3rd couple, cast up around 3rd couple, dance up between 2nd couple, cross over, and cast into 2nd place on own side.

Repeat from 2nd place.

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

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