Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Tak Me Awa

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Tak Me Awa
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 12: Corrie Dances
3x32 4x32 Strathspey
Couple facing couple Around the Room

  1-8   PARALLEL REEL OF 4: dance a Reel of 4 passing opposite person by the right, next person by the left and the next person by the right and return in the reel;

  9-16 MIRROR ALLEMANDE: turn partner halfway with right hand turning woman into allemande hold to end back-to-back with opposite couple (2 bars), dance anticlockwise halfway around opposite couple and turn women under (4 bars), retire and advance one step each way ending in diagonally opposite place (2 bars);

17-24 ROSETTE: nearer hands joined with partner set to opposite couple (2 bars), turn opposite with right hands halfway (2 bars), retaining hands dance towards each other and releasing hands pull right shoulder back to end in partner's original place (2 bars), and chase clockwise halfway round ending in opposite person's place;

25-32 WHEELS: dance hands across with right hands and back with left hands, ending facing next couple around the circle.

Repeat with next couple.

(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

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