Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Sixty-Six

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SIXTY-SIX (S32) Round the Room Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 1
Round the room, 3 facing 3

1- 8 All set and circle ¼ left; all dance DoSiDo with opposite dancer
9-16 Repeat 1-8
17-24 Centre dancers cast to right and chase clockwise ½ round to change places, Set&Cross RH to face out while
Corners set advancing diagonally, dance RH across , face centre, pull back RSh and dance out to place
25-32 Reels of 3 with partners, centre dancer RSh to partner on right to start, corners loop into place so lines of 3 face new lines of 3

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


The Sixty-Six
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 1: The Sixpenny Reel
Strathspey   n x 32 bars   2 Threesome Repeat   2 Threesome Set   Progressive Round the Room Set
Line of 3 facing line of 3 as in The Dashing White Sergeant.

  1-4   SET AND CIRCLE: nearer hands joined, set (2 bars) and circle to the left (2 bars) ending ¼ way round with the lines oriented across the set;

  5-8   BACK-TO-BACK: dance back-to-back with the opposite person;

  9-16 SET, CIRCLE AND BACK-TO-BACK: repeat bars 1-8;

17-24 CORNERS SET AND WHEEL AS CENTRES CAST, SET AND CROSS: corners set advancing diagonally, dance right hands across once round pulling into centre on bar 22, turn right shoulder back to dance back out to position at Bar 16,
MEANWHILE centres cast clockwise halfway around the set to the opposite side (bars 17-20), set and cross over with right hands and end facing out and to the right;

25-32 REEL OF 3: reel of 3 with partners starting by passing partner on the right (original left hand partner) by the right shoulder (corners dance loops on the ends of the reels finishing facing next line of 3).

Repeat with next line of 3.

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


Dance Notes

As with all dances having this format, the number of repeats is not fixed.
The three partners are not specifically men or women.

(Dance notes by Reuben Freemantle)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams



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