Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Trip To Newtown School

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A Trip To Newtown School 3 couple 32 bar reel in a longwise 4 couple set Rod Downey The Piwakawaka Collection

1-4 All 3 couples take hands and advance and retire.
5-6 All cross RH and face clockwise.
7-8 All chase ¼ clockwise to form two lines of three, the men across 3rd place and the ladies across first place.
9-12 All take hands and advance and retire.
13-14 All cross LH, and face anticlockwise.
15-16 All chase anticlockwise back to original places.
17-24 First man followed by his partner, chase behind the men's line, across the set below 3rd couple, up behind 3rd lady and across the set in second place, first lady finishing in second ladies place. 2nd couple steps up on bars 5-6. First man should curl into place pulling back right shoulder.
25-32 All dance 6 hands round and back.

Repeat, having passed a couple.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser Rod Downey, Johnsonville SCD Club Tutor)

Dance Information

This reel was first devised 21 August, 2023 as a simple ceilidh-style dance, for the first club night after our annual dance jointly held with Capital City on the 19th August, in Newtown School Hall.

Recommended tune is "Unnamed Stallion" by James MacQueen, and a suitable recording is on "Excited States" on the album by the same name by "Stringfire!".

(Dance information from The Piwakawaka Collection Of Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Rod Downey)

Published in The Piwakawaka Collection, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Rod Downey.

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