Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Triple Happiness

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TRIPLE HAPPINESS (S3x32) 3C Yoshiki Oyama RSCDS Book 52

1- 8 1s Adv&Ret (1 step each) taking RH briefly, 1s ½ turn LH, cross down between 2s and cast up to place
9-16 1s+2s dance the Knot. 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 Corners Pass&Turn with 1st corners, pass RSh, Repeat with 2nd corner and 1s pass RSh into 2nd place own sides (corners turn 2H in centre)
25-32 All chase clockwise ½ round to opposite sides, all ½ turn 2H, pull back RSh and dance out to own sides. 312

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

Dance Notes

  1-2   Especially since this is a strathspey (in which elegance should be paramount), the brief taking of hands should be conventionally, L's hand facing down, M's up. Anything remotely like a "high five" is ugly and totally inappropriate.

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Dance Instruction Videos

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Dance Information

Mie is a prefecture (a district) in Japan, and its name means "triple". It is part of the Kansai region on the main Honshu island. The capital is the city of Tsu.

The deviser wrote this strathspey to celebrate a special ball held by the Mie SCDF group.

Mie Prefecture, Japan - Information Video

Three blooms of Swertia Bimaculata in Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Triple Happiness
Swertia Bimaculata In Suzuka Mountains, Inabe, Mie Prefecture, Japan

Image copyright Alpsdake (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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