Warm Up 2
Scottish Country Dance Instruction
Warm Up 2
Reel n x 32 bars n Couple Repeat
n Couple Set Progressive Large Circular Set
Start with all couples (L on partner's right) in one large circle, facing in.
1-8 All hands round to the left and back, finishing facing partner;
9-12 all advance and retire;
13-16 all dos-à-dos with partner;
17-24 grand chain, passing partner and 3 other approaching dancers, finishing by turning the next dancer (new partner) by the right into promenade hold, facing anticlockwise;
25-32 all (with new partner) promenade anticlockwise, finishing facing in.
(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
For use as a warming up dance, the deviser recommends walking the first repeat gently, walking the second repeat more vigorously, dancing the third repeat gently with small steps and dancing subsequent repeats purposefully.
It is also eminently appropriate as a ceilidh dance.
(Dance Notes by Reuben Freemantle)
Januar By The Fireside, Glass painting From Norwich, c. 1480/1500
Image Copyright [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Additional search terms: Ceilidh Dance.
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