Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Seven To Seven

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SEVEN TO SEVEN (S3x32) 3C set Gábor Turi Budapest SCDs

1- 4 1s+2s dance RH across ½ way while 3s ½ turn LH, 1s+3s dance LH across ½ way while 2s ½ turn RH
5- 8 2s+3s dance RH across ½ way while 1s ½ turn LH, 2s+1s dance LH across ½ way while 3s ½ turn RH. 312
9-16 1s set, 1s dance ½ LSh reels of 3 across (1L+3s at top and 1M+2s), ½ RSh reels on opposite side (Man up, Lady down) and end facing Mans 2nd corner (pstn) Lady on Mans Left
17-24 1s set to 2nd corner (2M), turn inwards and set to 4th corner (3L), set to 1st corner (3M), set to 3rd corner (2L) and 1s turn right about to face 1st corner (1L behind 1M)
25-32 1s dance diagonal Alternating Tandem ½ reel with 1st corners and ½ Alternating Tandem reel with 2nd corners ending 2nd place own sides. 312

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


Seven To Seven 32 bar Strathspey for three couples by Gábor Turi

1-8 1C, 2C and 3C dance the Cogwheel as follows:
   1-2 1C and 2C dance half right hands across while 3C turn half way with left hand (all stay in the middle, 2C and 3C keep joining hands as turning, 1C change hands to:)
   3-4 2C turn half way with right hand while 1C and 3C dance half left hands across (all stay in the middle, 2C and 1C keep joining hands as turning, 3C change hands to:)
   5-6 2C and 3C dance half right hand across while 1C turn half way with left hand (all stay in the middle, 3C and 1C keep joining hands as turning, 2C change hands to:)
   7-8 3C turn half way with right hand while 2C and 1C dance half left hands across, all finish at the sidelines
9-10 1C set
11-13 1M with 2C and at the same time 1L with 3C dance a half reel of three across the set, 1M starts giving left shoulder to 2L, 1L starts giving left shoulder to 3M, 1C finish second place on the opposite side, 1M facing up and 1L facing down
14-16 all men on ladies' side and all ladies on men's side dance a half reel of three up and down the dance, 1M starts giving right shoulder to 3M (up and in) and 1L starts giving right shoulder to 2M (down and in),1C finish in the middle of the set facing 1M's second corner position (2M), shoulder to shoulder each other (1L on her partner's left)
17-24 1C joining nearer hands set to corners (i.e. in order of 2M, 3L, 3M and 2L), finish in the middle of the set facing 1M's first corner position (3M), 1L behind her partner (both pulling right shoulder back on bar 24)
25-28 1C as a unit (1M followed by 1L) dance a half diagonal reel of three with the first corners (2L and 3M), 1C start giving right shoulder to 3M, 1L overtakes her partner when curving back at women's sideline (half diagonal "Dolphin" reel like in the Pelorous Jack). 1C (1L followed by 1M) finish facing 1M's second corner position (2M)
29-32 1C as a unit (1L followed by 1M) dance a half diagonal reel of three with the second corners (2M and 3L), 1C start giving right shoulder to 2M, 1M overtakes his partner when curving back at women's sideline, they finish as follows: 3M facing in at 1M's place, 3L facing down at 1L's place, 1M facing up at 2M's place, 1L facing in at 2L's place, 2C facing in at 3C place, ready to start again from the new positions (at the very end of the dance all facing partners)

Repeat twice from the new positions

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Gábor Turi, 2002)


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Dance Information

This dance, Seven To Seven, was devised by Gábor Turi for Vicki Reid as a present for her birthday at the Summer School in St Andrews, Scotland in 2002. The

The name of the dance comes from the date of Vicki's birth: July the 27th, or 07.27. or 7-2-7

Tune: Vicki's Birthday by Michael Georgii (c) or any 3x32 bar Strathspey



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Dance information from A Reel Goulash 1, Budapest Book of Scottish Country Dances (2011), reproduced here with kind permission.
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