Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Tying The Knot (Maarseveen)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TYING THE KNOT (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Irene van Maarseveen Many Happy Hours

1- 4 1s followed by 2s dance down, Bar 4: 1M dances below 1L who dances under 1M's arm to change sides and 1s face up, 2s divide and dance below 1s
5- 8 1s followed by 2s dance up, Bar 8: 1M dances above 1L who dances under 1M's arm to change sides, 2s dance out to place
9-12 1s+2s turn on sides 1½ (Men RH, Ladies LH). 1s briefly join nearer hands in centre to face each other
13-16 1s set, turn ¾ RH to end in centre facing 4th corners
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s+4th corners pass RSh); Bar 20: 1s pass RSh to continue reel on opposite sides. 1s end facing 2nd corners
25-32 1M+2s and 1L+3s dance reels of 3 across, 1s pass 2nd corner RSh to start. 213

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


Dance Information

Also see the dance Tying The Knot (Glasspool/Hall) by Terry Glasspool And S Hall.
Also see the dance Tying The Knot (Keppie) by Maggie and Duncan Keppie.

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