Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

VIOLYNNE (R8X32) 3C (4C set) Rod Downey, Touch of Gold

1- 8 1C Mirror Fig of 8 on own side, start inward and give hands
9-16 Mirror reels of 3 on the side, 2C start out and up, finish 1C facing 2C
17-24 1C with 2C dancing up and following, dance down the middle and up, 2C leading, (2C split)
25-32 1C and 2C poussette (2,1,3)

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Rod Downey, 2018)

Dance Instruction Videos

Violynne - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

This dance, Violynne, was devised by Rod Downey (Johnsonville SCD Club Tutor) in January 2004 as a teaching dance for the beginners' class at the New Zealand Summer School.

He had taught the class Sandy o'er the Lea and wanted a dance with a poussette and mirror reels.

Rod also wanted to write a dance for Lynne Scott who is a multi-talented musician and the fiddle is one of her favourite instruments.
(Note the clever word-play between Violin and Lynne - Violynne)

Violin Image
Violin After Jakobus Stainer, 18th Century

Text from this original Violynne Video on YouTube.
Image Copyright Frinck51 (Photo by Frinck51) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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