Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Shooglie

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SHOOGLIE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Alex Gray Glasgow Diamond Jubilee

1- 8 1s set, cross down RH and dance down behind 3s, meet and dance up to 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on the sides (1s out and up to start)
17-24 2s+1s dance Ladies' Chain
25-32 2L+1L ¾ turn RH into diagonal line with partners (Ladies LH to partner's RH), Ladies drop RH and advance pas-de-basque with partner into line up/down, set. Bar 28 Ladies loop round to left as Men loop round to right to face partners. 2s+1s turn 2H. 213

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

Dance Information

"Shooglie" is Scots for "shaking". For example "the shooglie brig" means "the shaking bridge".

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'The Shooglie' page