Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Valentine Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

VALENTINE STRATHSPEY (S4x40) 4C set Edward (Ted) Willitt

1- 8 All set and 1s+4s turn RH, 1s+4s cast in 1 place and change places LH on sides
9-16 All dance reels of 4 on sides
17-24 2s+4s also 1s+3s dance double Fig of 8 across (4s cross up and 1s cross down to start)
25-40 All dance 4 Couple R&L:
 25-26 All cross RH
 27-28 Dancers in 1M and 2M places also 3L and 4L places change places LH on sides while dancers in 1L and 3M places cross diagonally LH as dancers in 2L and 4M place cross diagonally LH
 29-40 Repeat Bars 25-28 three more times ending facing own partner. 2413

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Saint Valentine's Day, commonly known as Valentine's Day is observed on February 14 each year in many countries around the world.
Since the 15th century the day has been used by lovers to express their affection for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards.

Valentine Card Image
Valentine - Around 1850

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