Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Shauchlin Doon

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Shauchlin Doon
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 3: Corners
3x32 bar Strathspey
3-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-8   SET, CROSS, CAST AND TURN: 1st couple set to each other, cross passing right Hands, cast off one place (2nd couple stepping up), and turn with left hands once round to end facing 2nd corners;

  9-16 TURN 2ND CORNER RIGHT, PARTNER LEFT, 1ST CORNER RIGHT, PARTNER LEFT to end in 2nd place on own side facing up;

17-24 MIRROR REELS OF 3: on own side dance mirror reel of 3 (1st couple start out and up), joining nearer hands with partner where possible: on Bar 16 1st couple dance up the middle nearer hands ready joined for:

25-28 TEAPOTS: 1st man left hands across with 2nd and 3rd men, 1st woman right hands across with 2nd and 3rd women;

29-32 UP MIDDLE AND CAST: 1st couple followed by 3rd couple and 2nd couple dance up the middle and cast, 1st couple to the bottom, 3rd couple to 2nd place, and 2nd couple cast into top place.

Repeat twice.

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

Dance Information

"Shauchlin Doon" is Scots for "shuffling down".

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