Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Twisted Yet Again

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TWISTED YET AGAIN (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Gaye Collin

1- 8 Twisted Rights and Lefts:
 1- 6 1s+2s cross RH, 1L+2L also 1M+2M turn ¾ LH on the side to finish in Balance-in-Line across the set and all set
 7- 8 1M+2L cast by the right to finish 1M in 2nd place and 2L in 1st place own side
while 1L+2M dance round each other to finish 1L in 2nd place and 2M in 1st place, 1s face up
9-16 2s+1s+3s chase ½ round (4 bars); 1s continue to dance ½ Fig of 8 (1L up round 3s, 1M down round 2s)
17-20 3s+1s+2s dance 4 bars set and rotate for 3 couples (1M now in centre 1st place facing down, 1L in 3rd place facing up)
21-24 While 3s+2s chase clockwise (2 bars) and stand (2 bars), 1s ½ turn RH, 1L casts round 2s at top, 1M round 3s to 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back. 213

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

Twisted Yet Again 32 bar Jig for 3Cs in a 4C set Gaye Collin

1- 6 Twisted Rights and Lefts:
 1+2Cs cross over giving RH and then face on the side (as in R&Ls), 1+2W and 1+2M turn ¾ LH on the side to finish in a balance in line position, across the set, where they all set.
7- 8 1M+2W (the dancers on the outside of the line), cast by the right to finish, 1M in 2nd place own side, 2W in 1st place own side, (this cast needs to be anticipated).
Meanwhile 1W+2M (retaining RH hands briefly in the centre) dance round each other to end 1W in 2nd place opposite her partner and likewise 2M in top place. (1,2+3Cs finish facing clockwise).
9-12 2+1+3Cs chase HALF-WAY round the set, 3+2Cs STOP... WHILE
13-16 1C continue and dance a ½ figure of 8, 1W up, 1M down.
17-24 3+1+2Cs dance the first 4 bars of Set and Rotate for 3 couples. 1C continue the standard formation, which will bring them to 2nd place own side, WHILE 3+2Cs dance clockwise on for 2 bars which brings them to 1st and 3rd places, Where They Stand for the last 2 bars of the phrase before joining in the...
25-32 2+1+3Cs 6 hands round and back.

Repeat from second place.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Gaye Collin, 2020)

Dance Notes

17-24 When dancing this modified Set and Rotate for three couples first couple need to be aware that the supporting couples STOP on bar six of the phrase which means that they need to dance around these couples. This is a little further than normal for a standard Set and Rotate.

(Dance notes by the deviser, Gaye Collin, 2020)

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Dance Information

This new formation named Twisted Rights and Lefts is now in three of my dances, a Reel, a Jig, and a Strathspey.

The Strathspey version is ever so slightly modified to fit the strathspey setting set, but keeps basically the same shape.

(Dance information by the deviser Gaye Collin, 2020)

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