Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Squared Away

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Squared Away
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 1: Tenth Anniversary Book
4x32 Bar Jig
4-couple dance in a square set

  1-8   IN AND OUT AND BACK-TO-BACK: all advance to the center and retire, then dance back-to-back with partner (Beginners may use walking steps to avoid the need to retire with skip change of step);

  9-16 TURN PARTNER AND CORNER: with skip change of step, all turn partner with right hand and corner with left hand;

17-24 MEN WHEEL AND TURN PARTNER: men dance right hands across and turn partner with left hand 1¼ times;

25-32 WOMEN WHEEL AND TURN CORNER: women dance right hands across and turn corner with left hand ¾ around ending on corner's right hand side (who now become partners).

Repeat 3 more times.

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

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