Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Twyford Down

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TWYFORD DOWN (S3x32) 3C set Peter Loveland, May 2015

1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance reels of 3 on opposite side, each couple crosses from 1st place. End in centre with partner facing down ready for allemande. (1)(2)(3)
9-16 3s leading, with 2s+1s following, dance allemande (down). (3)(2)(1)
17-24 3s+2s cross RH and dance ½ RH across; 3s+1s dance LH across. (2)(3)(1)
25-32 2s+3s+1s dance La Baratte:
   25-26 All set
   27-28 Man ½ turns opposite Lady RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
   29-30 Man retraces steps with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Ladies' original place) Man release Ladies' RH and she turns under Man's left arm until almost in original places
   31-32 Couple change places LH to opposite places. 231

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

Dance Information

Twyford Down is an area of chalk downland lying directly to the southeast of Winchester, Hampshire, England next to St. Catherine's Hill and close to the South Downs National Park.

It has been settled since pre-Roman times, and has housed a fort and a chapel, as well as being a 17th and 18th century coaching route.

Twyford Down
Sheep On Twyford Down

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