Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Toast To Meike

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A Toast to Meike
Judith Kowalczik
Medley   4 x (S32 + R32) bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set
Strathspey:

  1-2   1s turn ¾ by the right, moving down to finish in 2nd position on the centre line, L above M, WHILE 2s step up;

  3-8   1s dance la baratte up and down the centre line, finishing facing partner's first corner;

  9-12 1s dance half diagonal reel of 4 with first corners, passing right shoulder to finish facing partner's second corner;

13-16 1s dance half diagonal reel of 4 with second corners, passing right shoulder to finish facing first corner position;

17-20 second corners chase clockwise halfway around the (3-couple) set WHILE 1s dance pass and turn with first corners, passing right shoulder to finish facing second corners;

21-24 first corners chase clockwise halfway around the (3-couple) set WHILE 1s dance pass and turn with second corners, passing right shoulder to finish 2s1s3s on own sides;

25-32 2s1s3s 6 hands round and back.

Reel:

33-64 Repeat bars 1-32 of the strathspey, 3s dancing as 2s, 4s as 3s.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

Note that this dance can be considered as having the format of a 3-couple repeat in a 4-couple set but danced in Strathspey tempo for the odd-numbered repeats and Reel for the evens.

  1-2   In the 2nd, 3rd and 4th repeats, the former 1s cast to 4th place WHILE the former 4s step up.

17-24 In the (strathspey tempo) pass and turn, the corners turn with both hands.

49-56 In the (reel tempo) pass and turn, the corners turn, conventionally, with right hands.

(Dance Notes by Reuben Freemantle)


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