Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Thresher Round

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Thresher Round
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
32 bar Strathspey/Reel Line of 3 facing line of 3 around the room

  1-8   SET, PASS AND CHASE: nearer hands joined in lines of 3, all set, pass opposite by the right hand, and chase clockwise halfway (centres pull right shoulder back to face partner behind: N.B. ends have changed places);

  9-16 TURN RIGHT AND LEFT: centre person turns right hand partner by the right hand, then left hand partner by the left hand;

17-24 REEL OF 3: all dance a right shoulder reel of three with partners (start passing "new" right hand partner by the right shoulder);

25-32 TEAPOTS AND SNAKE: dance a right hand across with partners, then right hand person leads an anticlockwise chase halfway around into the opposite line facing next line of 3 around the room.


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

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