Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Twelve 1314

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Twelve 1314
Andrew Dewdney Adapted for 6 couples from John Drewry's square set dance 1314
Medley S64 + R64 bars 6 Couple Repeat 6 Couple Set Hexagonal Set

    1-8     All dance interlocking reels of 4 (pass partner by the right, second corner by the left, next all round by the right, second corner by the left and partner by the right, finishing in places);

    9-10   1s 3s 5s turn by the right into promenade hold WHILE 2s 4s 6s petronella turn;

  11-12   1s 3s 5s promenade clockwise two places, passing 1s between 2s, 3s between 4s, 5s between 6s WHILE 2s 4s 6s set;

  13-16   2s 4s 6s petronella turn to partners' places and cross WHILE 1s3s5s right hands across halfway, all finishing in places;

  17-24   repeat bars 9-16, 2s 4s 6s dancing as 1s 3s 5s;

  25-32   all 12 hands round and back;

  33-36   all set to and turn partners by the right;

  37-40   all set to and turn first corners by the left, finishing Mn facing in, Ls out;

  41-56   all Schiehallion reels for 6 couples:

  41-42   Mn cross giving left shoulders to opposite Ls' positions WHILE Ls cast to partners' positions;

  43-44   Mn cast one dancer's position clockwise WHILE Ls cross to the positions vacated by their partners;

  45-56   repeat bars 41-44 from new positions three times, finishing 3s4s5s6s1s2s;

  57-58   all turn partners by the right;

  59-60   all turn first corners by the left;

  61-64   repeat bars 57-60, finishing 3s4s5s6s1s2s.


  65-120 Repeat bars 1-56 from new places in reel time;

121-124 all turn partners by the right;

125-128 all turn partners by the left, finishing 5s6s1s2s3s4s.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

41-56   Note that in this version of Schiehallion reels for 6 couples, each M starts by crossing to the place being vacated by the L one place beyond second corner rather than second corner as in normal Schiehallion reels (for 4 couples); this means that all pass through their starting places after 12 bars and so, after the full 16 bars, have progressed two more places anticlockwise.

Dance Instruction Videos

Twelve 1314 - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

This medley, Twelve 1314, is so-named because it is an adaptation for 6 couples (twelve dancers) in a hexagonal set of John Drewry's 1314 (for 4 couples in a square set).
Andrew Dewdney devised it for the Scottish Dance Group in Erlangen, Germany, who are shown performing it in the video.

1314 is the year of 'The Battle of Bannockburn' (24 June 1314), a notable and decisive victory of Robert Bruce over English forces in the Wars of Scottish Independence.

Battle Of Bannockburn - Information Video

1314 Battle Site, Edinburgh
A Hay Meadow On The Site Of The Famous 1314 Battle Of Bannockburn

Dance information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence 3.0.
Text from this original Battle of Bannockburn 1314 article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright Richard Webb under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.
Additional search terms: Thirteen Fourteen.

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