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Warm As Toast

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Warm As Toast 32 Bar Reel For 3 Couples In A 4 Couple Set Gaye Collin 2010

1-8 1+2Cs set cross over RH cast off, meet below 3C, lead up, 2C crossing over to finish facing out in top place, 1C finish in the middle of the set in 2nd place facing up.
9-16 Top 3Cs dance reels of 3 on the sides, 2C out and down, 1C crossing up, 3C dance out and up. All finish back in the side-lines 2C again finish facing out.
17-24 2+1C dance a double figure of 8, 2C finish facing out 1C finish facing up.
25-32 1C dancing through the middle of the set turn 2C 4bars, then dancing down through the middle of the set turn 3C 4bars.

Repeat again from second place.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Gaye Collin, 2010)


Dance Notes

Second couple finish facing out for most of this dance, flowing into each formation (hopefully with ease).

(Dance notes by the deviser, Gaye Collin)


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Dance Information

This dance was devised in 2010 as another warm up dance for the beginning of club or any session.

Similar to Warm Me Up Scottie in my second book of dances, "Scottish Country Dancing is all around the World", it uses skip change of step mainly and can be easily walked the first few times through to the music as dancers warm up.

Recommended tune: CD: RSCDS49 track 17 "Bonnie Geordie's Wig".

(Dance information copyright, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Gaye Collin, 2010)



Published in Warm As Toast, copyright, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Gaye Collin, 2024.

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