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Warm Me Up Scottie

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WARM ME UP SCOTTIE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Gaye Collin SCD Is All Around The World

1- 8 1s set, cross down RH, dance down behind 3s, cross back to 2nd place own sides (2s step up 5-6)
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance mirror (reflection) reels of 3 on sides (1s out/up to start). 1s nearer hands joined stay in middle for...
17-24 2s+1s dance RH across, 1s+3s dance LH across. 1s end in middle, 1L facing up, 1M facing down
25-32 1s dance out of ends, cast to Right into 2nd place own sides. All turn partner RH

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

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The recommended tune is "Uncle Bill's Jig" as on the CD, "Reel On", by Jim Lindsay and Muriel Johnstone.

Surely the dance name is a play on the words "Beam me up, Scotty" - a catchphrase that made its way into popular culture from the science fiction television series Star Trek.

It comes from the command Captain Kirk gives his chief engineer, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, when he needs to be transported back to the Starship Enterprise.

Scotty (third from left) was originally played by the actor James Doohan.

Warm Me Up Scottie
Warm Me Up Scottie

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