Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Tyneside Schottische

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE TYNESIDE SCHOTTISCHE (S80) Sq.Set Tim Bolton-Maggs Life Begins at 40

1- 8 All dance Interlocking reels of 4
9-16 All turn partners RH 1¾ times, Ladies dance LH across while Men chase clockwise ½ way
17-24 All turn facing dancer RH 1½ times, Men dance LH across while Ladies chase clockwise ½ way
25-32 All turn partners RH and set Highland Schottische for 4 bars and turn 2H
33-40 1s+2s also 3s+4s circle 4H to left and open into 8H round to left ½ way
41-48 All set Highland Schottische on sides, 1s+3s dance ½ R&L
49-56 All set Highland Schottische on sides, 2s+4s dance ½ R&L
57-64 All dance Grand Chain ending with Ladies in centre (RH across) and Men on outside in St Andrew's Cross
65-72 All dance ½ way round and turn partner 2H onto sides
73-80 All set Highland Schottische to partner and turn RH 1¾ times (Lady into centre) for bow and curtsy

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

Dance Information

Tyneside is a conurbation in North East England, defined by the Office for National Statistics, which is home to over 80% of the population of Tyne and Wear.

It includes the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the Metropolitan Boroughs of Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside - all settlements on the banks of the River Tyne.

Swallow Pond, Rising Sun Country Park
A 160 Hectare Green Oasis Within North Tyneside

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