Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Strathspey For Mr And Mrs John Day

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A STRATHSPEY FOR MR AND MRS JOHN DAY (S8x40) 3C (4C set) Mats Melin The Cormorant Scottish Dance Bk

1- 8 1s+2s set and dance ½ RH across, 1s+3s set and dance ½ LH across
9-16 3s+1s face each other (up down) and set advancing to change places, 1s set and turn 1¼ times to end 1M between 2s (at top) and 1L between 3s
17-24 1M+2s Adv&Ret (down up) and set, while 1L+3s set and Adv&Ret (up down), 2s+3s change places RH on sides as 1s turn RH to face 2nd corner (pstn)
25-32 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with corners, pass LSh and dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners and end 1L facing up to 2s and 1M faces 3s
33-40 1s dance RH across (L+2s, M+3s), pass LSh and dance LH across with other couple ending 2nd place own sides

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

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