Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Sheila Gardiner's Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Sheila Gardiner's Strathspey (S4x32) 4C set Lewis N Derrick 2019

1-8 All four couples set, advance and retire and set
9-16 The 1st and 2nd couples, likewise the 3rd and 4th couples, dance a diamond poussette
17-20 The 1st and 4th couples cross over giving right hands, then the 1st couple cast off one place while the 4th couple cast up one place on opposite sides, the 2nd and 3rd couples step up and down respectively on bars 19-20
21-24 The 1st and 4th couples dance half rights and lefts, omitting polite turns to end 2413 all on own sides, 2nd and 1st couples facing down, 4th and 3rd couples facing up
25-32 Passing right shoulders to begin, all dance reels of four on own sidelines

Repeat three more times from new positions each time

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick 2019)

Dance Information

This dance, Sheila Gardiner's Strathspey, was devised by Lewis N Derrick For Sheila Gardiner.

Suggested tune: Sheila Gardiner's Strathspey by Muriel Johnstone.

Devised 2019, first published electronically 2020.

Copyright 2019, 2020 Lewis N. Derrick.

Published in The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Sheets, Collection 1.
Dance information from The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Sheets #2, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.

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