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Tiptoe And Sway

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TIPTOE AND SWAY (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Bayly Imperial 3

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast 1 place (2s step up); 2s+1s+3s turn RH, 2s and 1s cast 1 place while 3s lead to top and face out
9-16 3s+1s dance double Fig of 8 round standing 2s (3s cast down,1s cross up to start). 3s finish facing in
17-24 3s turn RH and cast 1 place, (2s step up); 2s+3s+1s turn RH, 2s and 3s cast 1 place while 1s lead to top, 2s dance in, ready for...
25-32 1s+2s dance Allemande

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

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Tiptoe And Sway - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
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Tiptoe And Sway, c. 1873
Rhyme, by Gertrude Heath - Oh, the Doggie and the Froggie and the Pig! They said, Oh, we will dance a friendly jig - By the pale moons light We will dance all night, With a jiggy-jig, jiggetty - jig!

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