Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Sue Meek's Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SUE MEEK'S STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John A Johnston Jig Time 1

1- 8 1s set, 1L casts (2L steps up); 1L+2M set, 1L casts (3L steps up)
9-16 All dance 3 couple Bourrel:
   9-12 1M+3L also 2M+1L set advancing and ¾ turn 2H to line up/down middle then ½ turn single to face own partners as 3M and 2L chase anticlockwise to face them
   13-16 All set and turn 2H to own sides. 312
17-24 3s+1s+2s dance Promenade (Chaperoned) Chain progression:
   17-18 2s and 3s ¾ turn partner RH into middle while 1s dance clockwise ¼ round the set picking up 3L/2M...
   19-22 who promenade ½ way clockwise while middle people (3M + 2L) turn LH 1½.
   23-24 2s and 3s turn partner RH ¾ to own sides while 1s dance clockwise ¼ round to end in 2nd place.
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back. 213

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

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