Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Stephen's Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

STEPHEN'S STRATHSPEY (S5x32) 5C set John Bowie Dickson Dunedin Dances Book 5

1- 8 1s and 3s cross RH, cast 1 place and turn 2H 1¼ times
9-16 1L+2s also 3M+5s dance reels of 3 across (RSh to own side) while 1M+4s+3L dance RH across (1s and 3s acknowledge partners) and LH back
17-24 1s and 3s ¾ turn RH, cast 1 place on opposite sides and dance ½ Figs of 8 round couples above them. 24153
25-32 All ½ turn RH, turn to right and dance out to opposite sides, all set and cross RH

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This dance, Stephen's Strathspey, was dedicated to and named after Stephen Gibson, of Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club and deviser of several dances.

River Ericht
Autumn Tints On The River Ericht At Blairgowrie.

Image copyright Val Vannet under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

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