Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Sweet Potatoes

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SWEET POTATOES (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue McKinnell

1- 8 1s set, cast (2s step up); 1s turn RH into prom hold facing up
9-16 1s in prom hold dance LSh reel of 3 across with 2s (LSh to 2M to start). 1s end in centre facing each other, backs to own side
17-24 2s+1s+3s set, with 1s pulling back RSh to face own side. 1s dance 6 bars of Double Triangles finishing BtoB in centre facing opposite side
25-32 1s dance 6 bar RSh reels of 3 with corners (RSh to 1st corner to start). Bars 31-32 1s turn RH to own side 2nd place

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

Sweet Potatoes 8x32 Jig for 3C by Sue McKinnell

1-8 1C set and cast to 2nd place; 2C step up on bars 3-4. 1C turn RH into promenade hold, facing up in the center of the dance.
9-16 1C (in promenade hold) dance LS reel of 3 with 2C, beginning by giving LS to 2M. 1C end in 2nd place, facing each other in the center of the dance with backs to own sides.
17-24 2C, 1C, and 3C all set, 1C turning over RS to face out the sides of the dance on own sides. 2C, 1C, and 3C dance 6 bars of double triangles, 1C end facing out opposite sides of the dance.
25-32 1C dance 6 bar RS reels with corners on the sides of the dance, beginning by giving RS to 1st corners. On bars 31-32, 1C meet in the center of the dance and turn RH to own sides in 2nd place.


(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Apr 2018)

Dance Information

This jig, Sweet Potatoes, is named for the season in which it was written (Thanksgiving in the US).

Suggested music is Mr. Morison from Gang on the Same Gate by Green Ginger.

(Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)

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