Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Tuther Gait

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Tuther Gait
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 3: Corners
3x32 bar Reel
3-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-8   CROSS, CAST, CROSS, AND CAST: 1st couple cross passing right hands (2 bars), cast off one place (1 bar)(2nd couple stepping up), cross passing left hands 2 bars), and cast to the left (2 bars)(1st man down around 3rd man, 1st woman up around 2nd woman) to end facing 2nd corners;

  9-16 TURN 2ND CORNER RIGHT, PARTNER LEFT, 1ST CORNER RIGHT, PARTNER LEFT to end in back-to-back in the middle facing own side ready for:

17-24 DOUBLE TRIANGLES: end facing up in the middle on own side;

25-28 TEAPOTS: 1st man left hands across with 2nd and 3rd men, 1st woman right hands across with 2nd and 3rd women;

29-32 UP MIDDLE AND CAST: 1st couple followed by 3rd couple and 2nd couple dance up the middle and cast, 1st couple to the bottom, 3rd couple to 2nd place, and 2nd couple cast into top place.

Repeat twice.

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

Dance Information

"Tuther Gait" is Scots for "the other way".

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