Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Ted's Flying Shuttle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Ted's Flying Shuttle
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 11: Three Dozen
8x32 bar Reel
3-couple dance in 4-couple longways set

  1-8   CROSS, CAST TWICE: 1st couple cross with right hands, cast off one place (2nd couple step up), cross with left hands, and cast to the left (1st man down round 3rd man, 1st woman up round 2nd woman) to end facing 1st corners;

  9-24 SPIN ½ REELS OF 4 WITH CORNERS: 1st couple dance ½ reels of 4 with 1st corners, then with 2nd corners, repeat with 1st corners and finish with 2nd corners (as in Mairi's Wedding except that 1st couple spin* individually around to their left on the spot as they pass each other left shoulders in the centre of the reel);

25-32 CIRCLE: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd couples circle to the left and back.

Repeat from 2nd place

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

Dance Notes

* Spin may be omitted OR all dancers may perform the spin in the middle.

Dance Information

This reel, Ted's Flying Shuttle, was devised for Ted Carson, master weaver and one of the teachers of the Haliburton Scottish Country Dance Group, Ontario

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