Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Sir Andy Murray Of Dunblane

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Sir Andy Murray of Dunblane
Sylvia Brewer  
Reel 4 x 40 bars 4 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-2   1s set;

  3-4   1s cross down by the right to finish between 3s;

  5-6   3M1L turn halfway by the right, 1M3L by the left, 3s finishing in places, 1s outside them facing up;

  7-8   1s dance up finishing in 1st place on opposite sides;

  9-12 1s2s3s mirror half reels of 3;

13-16 1s cross up into mirror half reels of 3 on own sides, all finishing in places;

17-24 all advance and retire twice;

25-28 1s, followed by 2s3s4s, cast to 4th place and make an arch;

29-32 2s3s4s continue to cast below 4th place, take nearer hands with partner and dance up, under the arch, to finish 2s3s4s1s:

33-36 all turn partner by the right;

37-40 all turn partner by the left.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

  3-6   2s do not step up.

17-24 As this is a ceilidh dance, it is acceptable for 1s 4s to make high fives with the free hands.

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Dance Information

This reel was written to celebrate Andy Murray's tennis achievement, winning 3 Grand Slam events, 2 Olympic Gold Medals, the Davis Cup, the ATP World Finals and reaching the number one slot on the ATP Rankings.

The elements of the dance signify the moves the tennis player makes in a match:

  1-8   bouncing the ball and service action;

  9-16 the shot down the line;

17-24 the drop shot;

25-32 the lob shot;

33-40 the forehand and backhand shots.

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