Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Simple Little Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A SIMPLE LITTLE STRATHSPEY 3x48 Bar Strathspey for 3 couples in a 3 Couple Set George T Watt

1- 4 1s set and turn Right hands
5- 8 1s cast off 1 place cross Right Hands to 2nd place on the opposite side (2s step up on Bars 5-6) 2(1)3
9-16 All 3 couples 6 hands round and back
17-22 1s La Baratte and face each other
22-24 1s set passing each other Left Shoulder to face their 1st Corners
25-32 1s turn 1st Corner Right Hand, pass Right Shoulders up and down and turn 2nd Corners Right Hand, 1s pass Right Shoulder to 2nd Place on own side
33-40 all three couples lead down the middle and back, stay in the centre facing up
41-48 all 3 Couples dance an Allemande to finish, 312

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, George T Watt 2020)

Dance Information

Muriel Boal has been stand in teacher at the Round O on several occasions and enthused me as my Teacher, something I'm eternally grateful for.

Muriel is, without a doubt, one of the very best at re-capping a dance and does so at many dances in this area. The perfect example for anyone who has to re-cap a dance. If a dance has a tricky bit in it I always listen carefully to hear how Muriel does it.

'A simple little dance' is her catch phrase, and why not, she makes it seem so simple!

(Dance information by the deviser, George T Watt)

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