Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Tricky Troika

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TRICKY TROIKA (R4x32) 4C set Ruth Rintoul Alba Smiles Better

1- 8 2s and 3s dance ½ Figs of 8 round 1s/4s, cross (Ladies under Men's arch) and turn corners with nearer hand into lines across facing other line of 4
9-16 All Coupe pas-de-basque twice, all Ladies dance ½ R&L while Men also dance ½ R&L (cross up/down to start), 2s and 3s end facing corners
17-24 All dance reels of 4 across and end with 2s in 1st place and 3s in 4th place
25-32 1s+4s dance RH across while 2s+3s set and change places RH on sides, 4s and 1s dance out of ends and cast in to 2nd/3rd places. 2413

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

Dance Information

Troika means a set of three, threesome, triplet or trio.

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