Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Sylvan Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SYLVAN STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 2C (4C set) Tom Winter Dunsmuir Dances

1- 8 1s set, cross RH, 1s+2s Set&Link
9-12 2s+1s circle 4H round to left ½ way, Men turn Ladies 2H into diagonal line between 1M and 2L positions (Ladies BtoB)
13-16 1s+2s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1L ending in original place and 2L in partner's original place (2s on Men's side)
17-24 1s+2s dance R&L
25-32 1s+2s dance the Tournée:-
' 1s+2s dance into prom hold (Men with partner on right, 1s face Men's side and 2s Ladies' side), couples ½ wheel anticlockwise and Men turn Ladies into middle, both couples turn 1½ times (2s RH, 1s LH) and dance out to places

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

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