Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Treeple On The Square

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Treeple on the Square
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
4x32 jig
4-couple dance in 4-couple longways set

  1-8   SET, TURN PARTNER AND WHEEL: all set and turn partner with right hands, then dance 4-hands across (1st with 2nd, 3rd with 4th);

  9-24 ½ REELS OF 4 AROUND THE SET: all dance ½ reels of 4 on the side with an extra ¼ loop to continue into ½ reels of 4 across with an extra ¼ loop;
REPEAT BARS 9-16 by dancing ½ reels of 4 on opposite side and then across;

25-32 1ST COUPLE CHASE TO BOTTOM AND TURN: 1st woman leads a chase behind women across to 4th man's place followed 1st man, and turn 1½ times by the right (or Tulloch turn)(2nd, 3rd and 4th couples step up on bars 29-30).

Repeat 3 times.

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

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