Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Tom And Anja's Silver Wedding

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TOM AND ANJA'S SILVER WEDDING (40 bar strathspey for 3 couples) Anne-Miek Klokgieters, The Delft Book Of Scottish Country Dances

1-4 1st couple turn right hand.
5-8 1st couple cast off two places and dance up to 2nd man (2nd couple move up on bars 5-6).
9-12 1st couple set to 2nd man [2], change hands and set to 3rd lady [2].
13-16 1st couple, in promenade hold, dance a ½ reel of three with 2nd man and 3rd lady, start by passing 3rd lady with right shoulder. They finish facing 2nd lady with nearer hands.
17-20 1st couple set to 2nd lady [2], change hands and set to 3rd man [2].
21-24 1st couple, in promenade hold, dance a ½ reel of three with 2nd lady and 3rd man, start by passing 3rd man with left shoulder. They finish in 2nd place on own side.
25-32 3rd, 1st and 2nd couples dance six hands round and back. (2nd and 3rd couples finish in the middle facing up and down).
33-36 2nd and 3rd couples dance half rights and lefts and finish in the side lines.
37-40 All couples turn partner with right hand.

Repeat, having passed a couple.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Anne-Miek Klokgieters, The Hague, 1994)

Dance Information

Dance devised for Tom and Anja Wetemans, on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary on February 8, 1994.

Music composed by Alastair C. Hunter.

(Dance information by the deviser, Anne-Miek Klokgieters)

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