Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Tempest

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Tempest
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 1: Tenth Anniversary Book
32 bar Reel
Couple facing couple around the room

  1-8   WHEELS: couple dance right hands across, then back with left hands across;

  9-16 SET TWICE AND TURN: set twice to partner and turn once round with both hands;

17-24 SLIP: with partner dance 8 slip steps to men's left (men pass back-to-back and passing more than one couple if possible), and return (women passing back-to-back);

25-32 CIRCLE, SET AND PASS THRO': dance 4 hands round to the left, set to opposite and pass opposite by the right shoulder to face next couple around the circle.


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

Dance Information

A tempest is a violent storm.

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